As expected, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed today that he and Larry Foote decided it would be beneficial for both parties if Foote did not attend the mandatory mini-camp this weekend. Tomlin said Foote will not be fined.
Tomlin said he and Foote have been in contact for several weeks regarding the situation.
© Punter Daniel Sepulveda and long-snapper Greg Warren are still hobbled by their knee injuries.
Sepulveda didn't kick at all today - even during punting drills - while Warren did do some snapping. But Warren is still walking with a limp and is wearing a brace on his left knee.
Sepulveda's status would explain why the Steelers essentially brought in two more punters. Both Dirk Johnson - sounds like a porn name - and Piotr Czech - ditto - were punting Friday.
© If you're looking for an undrafted rookie to keep an eye on, watch offensive tackle Ramon Foster of Tennessee. The 6-6, 325-pound Foster was working with the third team at right tackle Friday and looks like a player.
© An interesting note - every Steelers draft pick with one exception has already attained his degree.
In fact, first-round pick Ziggy Hood graduated in just 3 1/2 years.
The only one who hasn't is third-round guard Kraig Urbik, who was a fifth-year senior. Go figure.
© Wide receiver Martin Nance is not practicing and Tomlin said he won't have any statements about what Nance's status is until Sunday or even Monday.