The Pittsburgh Steelers ninth training camp practice of 2015 is now in the books and as usual, head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the media after the Thursday session.
As far as new injuries go, Tomlin only named one player.
“We had one injury to speak of today as Vince Williams had a hamstring,” said Tomlin. “Don’t know the severity of that, he’s being evaluated.”
Tomlin also updated the condition of safety Robert Golden, who suffered a knee injury during Wednesday’s practice.
“Robert Golden, his injury appears to be not as significant as once thought,” said Tomlin. “His ligaments are in place, which is good news. He’ll probably be out for this football game, but we expect him to work his way back to us here in a number of days. The other bumps and bruises associated with camp are what they are. some guys are working their way back in a partial capacity whether it’s Jarvis Jones, or DeAngelo Williams, or Josh Harris and others.”
Tomlin admitted Thursday that he cut the red zone period out of practice as he’s tapering things down ahead of the Hall of Fame game against the Minnesota Vikings.
“We backed it off again today,” Tomlin said. “I took off a competition period. As we get closer to game time I want to make sure that I put them in position to be at their best physically in the stadium. And they understand that. They did a nice job of reflecting those wishes today with how they played.”
Tomlin was later asked to talk about the confidence that quarterback Landry Jones has gained so far during training camp.
“He would be better equipped to answer that than I,” said Tomlin. “I know that his performance has been on a steady incline and that’s what I’m looking for.”