The Steelers returned to work on Tuesday after being off Monday and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was on crutches.
Sanders had a procedure on his sore left foot, getting bone marrow from his heel injected into the area in which he had a stress fracture during the offseason.
Sanders expects to be back in two to three weeks.
© The highlight of today's practice was the linebackers vs. tight ends running drill.
I watched rookie Chris Carter, a fifth-round pick out of Fresno State a lot - as did coach Mike Tomlin.
Carter looks small compared to the team's other linebackers and that showed up in this drill. He pretty much got overpowered by anyone he went up against.
He looked better in one-on-one pass rushing drills later, but he needs to work on his functional strength.
Tomlin was riding second-year linebacker Jason Worilds pretty good throughout the drill.
Worilds told me he has added some muscle this season and is up to 257 pounds. He looked like Carter last season, so there is some hope there.
© Starring for the tight ends in the drill was first-year player Jamie McCoy. McCoy showed strong hands and good strength. He does duck his head some at contact, but that can possibly be coached out of him.
© Rookie offensive lineman Keith Williams is starting at left guard, at least until Thursday, and he has shown some pretty good nasty.
On an inside run drill Tuesday, he caught a blitzing Larry Foote and drove him into the ground.
He also held his own in one-on-one passing drills against first-round pick Cameron Heyward. Looks like the sixth-round draft pick might have a future here.
© The more I see of the punters in camp, the more sense it makes that the team resigned Daniel Sepulveda. I've seen my fill of 30 and 35-yard kicks.