The Pittsburgh Steelers conducted their fifth training camp practice of 2019 on Wednesday at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe and during the session a few more players suffered injuries. After practice ended, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin updated the team’s injury situation.
“Had a couple of injuries to note. [Ryan] Switzer got banged on the quad, he’s being evaluated,” Tomlin said. “Derwin Gray had fatigue-like issues and he was taken in. I think Herb Waters has a shoulder injury. He’s being evaluated. So just some of the bumps and bruises associated with this time of year.”
By the sound of things, the shoulder injury suffered Wednesday by cornerback Herb Waters might potentially be the most serious one but we’ll have to see how the medical evaluations of all three players turn out.
Steelers outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo (undisclosed) sat out Wednesdays practice and Tomlin was asked if he was just given the day off.
“He was being evaluated, but I don’t expect it to be anything significant,” Tomlin said.
As for the other Steelers players who were dealing with injuries prior to Wednesday’s practice, outside linebacker T.J. Watt (ACTIVE/PUP – hamstring), safety Sean Davis (finger), wide receiver Donte Moncrief (finger) and wide receiver Johnny Holton (hamstring), Tomlin didn’t have much of an update on their statuses after practice ended.
With watt and Chickillo both sidelined on Wednesday, second-year outside linebacker Olasunkanmi Adeniyi worked as the first-team left outside linebacker.
“No real news on those that are already out and working their way back,” Tomlin said. “We’re gaining some progress in several of those areas. Hopefully we’ll get some of those guys back to us.”
The Steelers gave guard David DeCastro (coaches decision) a veteran day off on Wednesday as well and reportedly B.J. Finney worked in his place on the first-team offensive line.