Based on the rundown of injuries that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin gave during his Tuesday press conference the team is fairly healthy coming out of their bye week as they start ramping up preparations to play the Seattle Seahawks Sunday on the road. With that said, there is one player who the team will be monitoring closely this week.
According to Tomlin, tight end Matt Spaeth (knee) practiced on Monday as he continues to work himself back after missing the last two games with a knee injury. Tomlin did indicate that Spaeth would be monitored throughout the week and he wouldn’t say whether or not the veteran tight end will play against the Seahawks on Sunday.
Later during the press conference, Tomlin gave no real update on tackle Mike Adams (back) or center Maurkice Pouncey (ankle).
“We haven’t approached the 11th hour of that, so I haven’t spent a lot of time worrying about it, to be honest with you,” said Tomlin in regards to Pouncey’s status. “I haven’t even checked on the status of he and Mike Adams. I probably will at some point this evening before I leave the building. I usually do before Wednesday’s work day begins. We’ll address it at the appropriate time.”
It is believed that the Steelers must make a decision on whether or not Adams is healthy enough to return to practice by 4:00 p.m. today being as he started the season on the team’s Reserve/PUP list.
While Tomlin was not asked about the status of linebacker James Harrison (knee), safety Shamarko Thomas (knee), linebacker Terence Garvin (knee), or linebacker Sean Spence (hamstring), he was asked about quarterback Landry Jones (ankle).
“I wouldn’t say completely,” said Tomlin when asked if Jones is completely healthy enough to play on Sunday. “Completely healthy is probably a term that you use in March.”
Later, Tomlin was asked why wide receiver Martavis Bryant didn’t practice on Monday.
“I don’t have to talk about injury or practice participation on a bonus day, so I won’t,” said Tomlin.