After missing his entire rookie season because of a shoulder injury, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Senquez Golson is now healthy again and set to participate in the team’s first training camp practice on Friday.
While head coach Mike Tomlin said Thursday evening that he plans on managing several players who are coming off injuries closely over the course of the next several weeks, Golson won’t be one of them.
“I don’t have any anticipation of managing him at all,” said Tomlin of the team’s 2015 second-round draft pick out of Mississippi.
During the team’s offseason practices, Golson reportedly missed some time due to what is believed to have been a soft tissue injury of some description. While it turned out to not be serious, it was reported at that time that he needed an MRI to determine the severity of it.
The Steelers are hoping that Golson will be able to compete for a starting job in the team’s secondary during training camp and the preseason. If he fails to win a starting job, he will be expected to add much-needed depth at cornerback.
Golson led the Southeastern Conference in interceptions during his final season at Mississippi. Tomlin said he expects him to practice on Friday.