The Pittsburgh Steelers added another defensive back in Jordan Sullen to their training camp roster late Wednesday and if the Tulane product winds up lining up at cornerback moving forward, it might be could be viewed as a sign that rookie cornerback Senquez Golson will remain on the team’s PUP list for an extended amount of time.
With Golson currently sidelined with a shoulder injury, the Steelers are down to just six healthy cornerbacks to work with during this long stretch of practices without a day off. Additionally, head coach Mike Tomlin might be considering giving veteran William Gay a day off in the coming days just as he’s done with so far with several other elder players.
David Todd of 970 ESPN passed along word late Tuesday that he’s heard rumblings that Golson’s injury could be more serious than the team is letting on, so take that for what it’s worth. There’s still no official word as to how Golson injured his shoulder, however.
Additionally, the Steelers lost safety Ross Ventrone to a lower leg injury on Monday. However, even with him sidelined for the time being the team still has eight other healthy safeties on their 90-man roster.
Following Wednesday’s practice, Tomlin had no new updates on the four remaining players on the team’s PUP list. Linebacker Shawn Lemon was the fifth player on that list at the start of Wednesday, but he was waived injured to make room Sullen, who spent some time on the Steelers practice squad last season.
Golson was drafted by the Steelers in the second-round this year out of Mississippi after leading the South Eastern Conference in interceptions last season.