Jonathan Scott tried to gut it out at practice Monday, but his injured ankle just wouldn't let him.
It's not hard to see why Scott would attempt to tough things out, while Ramon Foster, who's injury on Saturday was not considered as serious as Scott's would not.
Scott is the definition of NFL journeyman. He's got a chance to be the Steelers' starting left tackle - in fact, he might have it be default.
And he doesn't want to give that up. But after seeing the look on his face after he shut it down Monday, he may have learned that, sometimes, it's better to bite the bullet and not practice rather than risk injuring something worse.
© Rookie linebacker Chris Carter just might be a quick learner.
After looking horrible in the tight ends on backers running drill last week, Carter did a credible job working against David Johnson, consistently getting his shoulder around the corner and taking the much bigger Johnson where he wanted him to go.
Jason Worilds wasn't anywhere near as successful as Carter was working against Johnson. In fact, Johnson stoned Worilds time and again at the line of scrimmage, pretty much having his way with him.
© Chris Kemoeatu is now running, meaning he is getting close to being activated off the PUP list.
Hines Ward was, of course, activated Monday.
© Tuesday will be a big day for many of the team's rookies and first-year players who have been missing time. If they don't practice Tuesday, they are unlikely to play in Friday's preseason opener.
© Jerrico Cotchery came and left Saint Vincent College on Monday.
The Steelers seem insistent on finding a veteran wideout to add to their roster.
That tells me they don't think Arnaz Battle can help them in the passing game. Limas Sweed doesn't have any real experience, either, and is on the outside looking in.
Tyler Grisham? He's got less experience than Battle and Sweed.