The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their annual Friday Night Lights practice at Latrobe Memorial Stadium and on the surface it appears as though they came out of it fairly clean as far as injuries go.
Backup quarterback Landry Jones did suffer an ankle injury during the Friday night training camp practice and head coach Mike Tomlin addressed it after the session was over.
“Landry Jones got shaken up,” said Tomlin. “Low ankle, doesn’t appear to be significant. He just got stepped on, held him out as a precaution the rest of the way. And then just some normal bumps and bruises.”
Starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger didn’t practice Friday night and it appears as though he just received a maintenance day.
“Preserved some people today,” said Tomlin. “Just that time of year where we’re giving some people days off.”
According to Alex Kozora, wide receiver Markus Wheaton was not in team drills Friday night. Additionally, linebacker Ryan Shazier only participated in individual drills.
While not mentioned by Tomlin, rookie cornerback Artie Burns didn’t practice Friday night as he’s reportedly dealing with a quad strain. Kozora also says that linebackers Bud Dupree and Travis Feeney also sat out Friday night.
The Steelers are scheduled to resume their training camp practices on Saturday back at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.