Saturday, June 01, 2013

So much for uneventful

Steelers offensive tackle suffered stab wounds to his abdomen and forearm during what police are calling a robbery attempt by three men in front of his home on the South Side early Saturday morning.

Adams, 23, was treated at UPMC Mercy for two stab wounds to his abdomen and one to his left forearm. He tweeted a photo of himself in his hospital bed giving a thumbs up sign and is expected to make a full recovery.

The Steelers issued a statement saying they are aware of the situation and are monitoring the health of Adams, who is expected to be the team's starting right tackle.

The Steelers' depth at the offensive tackle position was already thin, and though Adams is expected to be ready in time for training camp, it will be sorely tested in the remaining weeks of OTAs and mini-camp.

At this point, expect Kelvin Beachum to line up in Adams' spot, with Marcus Gilbert remaining at left tackle.


8 comments:

datruth4life said...

Dale, time 2 make that call to Eric Winston? The team has the salary cap room to do it.

Dale Lolley said...

Why? Adams is going to be fine.

Gail said...

If you happen to talk to him - please send him my prayers and positive thoughts for a quick recovery.

Thank you -a Steelers fan in Cleveland

datruth4life said...

Dale, I just think the FO is playing with fire to be so thin at the tackle spot. Everyone in the NFL knows Whimper is terrible. Maybe the FO know sonething we don't with Long &the Farrell.

Dale Lolley said...

Why would Winston come here when he wouldn't have a starting job? He'll wait now for an injury somewhere.

Mark said...

Wouldn't it make sense to try someone else at RT besides Beachum? The team has a good idea of what he can do, and they were making him practice at center instead of 2nd team snaps at RT. The prediction is Adams will be available by training camp, so this should be an audition for the backup postition. Since the team is thin at the tackles, I would think they should try to find out if any of the other linemen on the team would be worth developing.

Pistol said...

I think not keeping Starks around is going to bite them in the arse. I dont think Gilbert has the feet to play LT. Hope i'm wrong .

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