The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Sunday practice and head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the media following the session.
“A spirited effort today,” said Tomlin. “The two drills of the day were obviously short-yardage and goal-line and just good work in the lines of scrimmage in those specific situations relative to football.”
Tomlin did say that there were some bumps and bruises associated with the Sunday practice.
“Ramon Foster had some stingers,” said Tomlin. “Jarvis Jones had a bicep contusion of some kind. Antwon Blake wasn’t able to finish with a sore knee. We’ll evaluate those guys and hopefully they’re short term. Some other guys we’ve been dealing with working their way back from missing time, guys we’ve mentioned: Josh Harris with a shoulder was out today. Shamarko [Thomas] was out with a shoulder. [Ryan] Shazier was out with a sore back. Mike Mitchell was out with a hammy. Ross Ventrone is status quo. Markus Wheaton is out with a hammy. Martavis Bryant had an infection in his elbow, it was fixed this morning. He’s going to be out for a number of days to make sure that infection subsides. He should be back to us sooner rather than later, but it will be a couple of days making sure that’s behind him.”
Tomlin did say that some of the PUP players are getting close to practicing.
“I anticipate Maurkice Pouncey working tomorrow,” said Tomlin. “Obviously I worked Will Allen today. We’re short a little bit at safety so took the wrapper off him and got some work with him.”
Tomlin was then asked how Martavis Bryant got hurt.
“I don’t know if it can be classified as an injury,” said Tomlin. “He had a bump or something on his elbow and it kind of graduated to that. We just exercised a little caution and got it removed.”