The Pittsburgh Steelers released their first official injury report of the 2019 NFL season on Wednesday and as expected, it has the team’s starting safety listed on it.
Listed as not practicing on Wednesday for the Steelers was safety Sean Davis (ankle), who was injured in the team’s third preseason game a weeks ago. With Davis sidelined again on Wednesday, Kameron Kelly and cornerback Mike Hilton worked as the first-team free safety, according to Jacob Klinger of pennlive.com.
“I ran with the ones for a little bit. Well, for most of practice. Me and Mike [Hilton] rotated in at safety some and I went down and played in a little sub package and stuff like that,” Kelly said after Wednesday’s practice.”
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin didn’t have much to see about Davis and his injury during his Tuesday press conference.
“I don’t know, we’ll see in terms of Davis’s availability,” Tomlin said Tuesday. “I like what I’ve seen from Kam Kelly, he’s had a good preseason and have got great deal of confidence in him.”
Davis is the only player listed on the Steelers Wednesday injury report and that’s great news as other players such as outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo, tight end Xavier Grimble, Olasunkanmi Adeniyi, and cornerback Justin Layne all seemingly exited the preseason not fully healthy.
As of right now it appears as though Adeniyi, who had a meniscus tear repaired a few weeks ago, will be healthy enough to dress for the Steelers regular season opener against the New England Patriots.