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2018 Steelers Training Camp – Day 7 Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers were greeted to more agreeable weather as they took the field this afternoon. Today’s storylines include a rookie receiver with his most impressive showing in camp so far, a quarterback that had a forgettable day, and yet another scuffle between teammates.

So Steelers fans, let’s go!

 

Injury Report

With every passing day, the Steelers injury list proves to be as complex as it is lengthy.  As reported by Steelers.com, linebacker Darnell Leslie and tight end Ryan Malleck were placed on injured waivers. In their place, the Steelers signed offensive tackle Kyle Meadows and tight end Bucky Hodges, who was at one point Malleck’s teammate at Virginia Tech.

The biggest story from an injury perspective was All-Pro Antonio Brown, who missed consecutive training practices for the first time in a long time. As reported by ESPN NFL analyst Jeremy Fowler, Brown injury was considered day-to-day by head coach Mike Tomlin but did not elaborate further on the severity of his injury.

Rookie receiver James Washington who left yesterday’s practice early with a foot injury was back on the field for today’s session. Cornerback Artie Burns was back and was a participant in the ‘seven shots’ drill according to Steelers reporter Dale Lolley. Safeties Morgan Burnett and Sean Davis were back but did not partake in ‘seven shots’ as reported by “Locked on Steelers” host Tony Serino. Receiver Marcus Tucker left after sustaining an ankle injury after play in the end zone, according to Penn Live reporter Jacob Klinger. Tackle Alejandro Villanueva (shoulder), tight end Vance McDonald (foot), and outside linebacker TJ Watt (hamstring) each did not take part in today’s session.

 

News and Notes

  • For the second straight day, the defense was victorious in the ‘seven shots’ drill. Rookie Terrell Edmunds was noted on a pass breakup on fellow rookie Jaylen Samuels.

  • For the most part, free agent receiver Damoun Patterson had been one of the most reliable targets in training camp.  In yesterday’s session, he dropped a deep pass from second-year quarterback Joshua Dobbs. In today’s session, another deep pass went through his hands as reported by Serino. Hopefully, this does not become a trend.

  • Speaking of Dobbs, today’s session was one of his worst to date. According to Lolley and other sources, Dobbs accounted two pick-six passes during the ‘red zone’ drill; one by cornerback Brian Allen, the other by safety Jordan Dangerfield. For Dobbs, this performance does not bode well, as he looks to attain one of the quarterback spots on the active roster.

  • For the second-straight day, a scuffled between teammates ensued. Today’s combatants were defensive tackled Daniel McCullers and center Parker Collins.

  • Today’s top performer: receiver James Washington – After leaving yesterday’s session early, Washington was back and in spectacular form. According to several reports, Washington was making the type of catches that made him a household name during his collegiate days. One such example as described by Serino, Washington made a sideline catch on cornerback Dashaun Phillips. The catch he made a little later was even better.

 

Camp Photos

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