The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Thursday practice, the sixth one of 2016, and afterwards head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the team’s injury report coming out of the session.
“Nothing of any significance to report on the injury front,” said Tomlin. “Some guys with minor bumps and bruises are working their way back. Nothing new to report on anybody with anything of any significance.”
Tomlin was then asked about the health of rookie cornerback Artie Burns being as he didn’t finish Thursday’s session.
“He worked partially,” Tomlin said.
He was then asked if that was planned.
“I wasn’t micromanaging it to be honest with you,” he said.
Linebacker Ryan Shazier missed practice on Thursday and Tomlin said he isn’t dealing with a head injury and that he was just shaken up on Wednesday. By all appearances, wide receiver Canaan Severin and linebacker Travis Feeney both sat out on Thursday. Both were injured in some capacity on Wednesday. Severin reportedly needed his shoulder popped back into place after injuring it Wednesday.
Linebacker Bud Dupree reportedly also missed another practice on Thursday. Tight end Ladarius Green (ankle) remains on the team’s Active/PUP list and it doesn’t appear as though he will be removed from it anytime in the next few days.
On a positive note, rookie wide receiver Demarcus Ayers was able to practice on Thursday after suffering an ankle injury during Wednesday’s practice.