Due to concerns about the weather, the Pittsburgh Steelers moved the start of Monday’s training camp practice at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe up several hours. After the session was over, head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the media and that included him talking about the health of the team
“It was good to get some guys back out there,” said Tomlin. “We had some guys partially participating today, or full participation in some instances – Artie Burns, Markus Wheaton, [Travis] Feeney. It’s important that those guys get back to us as quickly as they can.”
Tomlin was asked if he had an update on quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, who reportedly suffered a hamstring tear in the Friday night preseason loss to the Detroit Lions.
“I haven’t asked, to be honest with you,” said Tomlin. “I know it’s a soft tissue injury, I know it’s going to be a number of weeks, so I hadn’t had the day-to-day, or minute-to-minute updates on it. I’m sure they’re doing their due diligence. I know that he was in Pittsburgh today seeing one of the team physicians.”
Tackle Marcus Gilbert reportedly sat out Monday’s practice and because of that, Tomlin was asked if it was a maintenance day off for him.
“He’s dealing with a little something,” said Tomlin “I mentioned it after the game. We’ll watch him day-to-day.”
“In related news, Alex Kozora reported earlier that outside linebackers Jarvis Jones, Bud Dupree and Anthony Chickillo all failed to practice on Monday.
It’s assumed that rookie tackle Jerald Hawkins was also sidelined Monday as he’s currently dealing with a shoulder injury.