2018 Steelers Training Camp – Day 2 Recap

After a short storm delay, the Pittsburgh Steelers took to field for their second practice, on the eve of tomorrow’s first official practice in pads. The storylines in today’s session included: the defense having a banner day, two former Oklahoma State teammates reunite for the first time since their college days, and Antonio Brown making the type of play only Antonio Brown can make.

So Steelers fans, let’s go!

Injury Report

The most noticeable absence on this day was veteran strong safety, Morgan Burnett. Burnett who was present in yesterday’s session did not appear in the line stretches and was a spectator in all the individual and team drill. According to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer Ray Fittipaldo, Burnett had sustained what was described as a “minor hamstring injury”. At this point his future status is unknown. Undrafted free agent center Parker Collins returned to the field today after being carted off with a knee injury towards the end of yesterday’s session. Wide receiver Eli Rogers still remains on the PUP list with his timetable to return is still unknown.

News and Notes

  • As reported early today by ESPN senior NFL writer Jeremy Fowler, third-year player Sean Davis made his move to free safety official. Prior to this season, Davis had played strong safety and cornerback during his collegiate days. By all accounts, Davis is embracing the opportunities to come with his new position.

  • With Burnett’s absence, the beneficiary today was Steelers first-round selection, Terrell Edmunds. Several reports noted that Edmunds had several repetitions with the first-team defense.
  • Tight End Vance McDonald had another strong showing in today’s session. As documented by Steelers reporter Dale Lolley, McDonald was able to grab a touchdown pass during the ‘seven shots’ drill, despite Edmunds having a “handful” of his jersey.

  • Today’s session belonged to the defense. Firstly, the defense convincingly defeated the offense in the ‘seven shots’ drill  5-2. During the team drills. As described by Locked on Steelers host Tony Serino, cornerback Cameron Sutton had a strong showing, alongside fellow cornerback Brian Allen. In addition to the Allen and Sutton, the linebackers had a strong showing during team drills, applying pressure and forcing a fumble.
  • Today, the Cowboys connection made their first big play of training camp, as rookie quarterback, Mason Rudolph found rookie receiver James Washington for a deep completion on Sutton who was beaten by Washington.
  • After a forgettable first day, Antonio Brown fully redeemed himself by making arguably the signature play of training camp. As described by Serino, though draped by cornerbacks Coty Sensabaugh and newly signed Malik Reaves, Brown still managed to make a one-handed grab, despite falling along the sidelines. The quarterback on this play was backup Landry Jones. (Video credit: @Truth_305)

Sights and Sounds

Ryan Shazier leading the linebackers through drills

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