The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their first training camp practice of 2016 and thankfully the team didn’t suffer any serious injuries during the Friday session at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.
After practice was over, head coach Mike Tomlin announced that tight end Xavier Grimble had to leave practice early because of cramps.
“Hopefully he can get back out here tomorrow,” Tomlin said.
As for wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who left practice temporarily with a team trainer, Tomlin said he had to go change his footwear.
“He just changed shoes,” Tomlin said when asked about Heyward-Bey’s status. “Boy, you guys are really working hard. Why do I know that I have no idea. I’m working hard, too.”
The Steelers two players on Active PUP, tight end Ladarius Green (ankle) and wide receiver Shakim Phillips (hernia), obviously didn’t practice on Friday. Running back Le’Veon Bell (knee) did, however, and Tomlin talked about his workload on Friday.
“Like I said yesterday, he’s not on PUP, he’s a full participant and we put him in rotation like we intended to. It was good day for him and the others,” Tomlin said.
The Steelers will be back on the fields of Saint Vincent College for their second practice on Saturday.