The Pittsburgh Steelers resumed practicing on Wednesday following the team having Tuesday off and it appears as though the squad is fairly healthy as they work towards their third preseason game of 2019 Sunday night against the Tennessee Titans.
“Good to get some of them guys back out there,” head coach Mike Tomlin said after Wednesday’s practice. “Still experiencing some day-to-day bumps and bruises associated with play. Don’t think any of it is any significance at this point.”
Steelers cornerback Joe Haden is still working on the side as of Wednesday and Tomlin was asked to update his status after practice was over with.
“He’s day-to-day. He’s doing well,” Tomlin said.
According to Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, rookie running back Benny Snell Jr. failed to practice on Wednesday and said afterwards that he was given the day off. Snell suffered a groin injury during the team’s Saturday night preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to Tomlin during his press conference after that contest. For whatever it’s worth, Snell was videoed by steelers.com practicing in some capacity on Monday.
As for tight end Vance McDonald, who was termed “day-to-day and fine” with an undisclosed injury on Monday by Tomlin after failing to practice earlier that day, the team’s official site has a picture of him practicing in some capacity on Wednesday.
It’s probably a good bet that outside linebacker Olasunkanmi Adeniyi didn’t practice on Wednesday as he continues to recover from recent meniscus surgery. It’s unknown, however, if any of tight end Christian Scotland-Williamson, outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo, tight end Zach Gentry and inside linebacker Vince Williams were able to practice on Wednesday. Scotland-Williamson, Gentry and Williams all sat out the preseason game against the Chiefs while Chickillo was named along with Snell Saturday night as the two players injured during that contest.
The Steelers will practice again on Thursday and Friday and travel to Nashville on Saturday to play the Titans Sunday night. Tomlin will conduct his pregame press conference Friday afternoon.