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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday news, notes

The Steelers had what looks to be their first major injury of training camp Wednesday during the first of their two joint sessions with the Buffalo Bills when long snapper Greg Warren left with what head coach Mike Tomlin called a potentially serious knee injury.

With so many players on the fields, it was impossible to keep track of everything, so Warren's injury came as a surprise.

The only other long snapper on the team's roster at this point is first-year player Bryce Davis, who had been in camp with the Cincinnati Bengals last summer before his release. He was not considered serious competition for Warren, one of the few remaining Steelers with two Super Bowl rings.

Tomlin said he'll know more about Warren's injury Thursday. But if he is out for a significant time, the team will likely add a long snapper to the roster for competition with Davis, if nothing else.

@ Will Johnson and Will Allen left Wednesday's practice with hamstring injuries. It was a bad day to be named Will, apparently.

@ With Ramon Foster among those sitting out today, it was Cody Wallace, not Chris Hubbard, who lined up with the first-team offense at left guard.

Hubbard had been subbing for Foster previously.

@ Punter Brad Wing had a good day today, booming some kicks against the Bills.

@ The Steelers added running back Stephen Houston to their roster today. The former Indiana University star was released by New England.

At 6-0, 230 pounds, he brings a little more size to the position than the other guys vying for backup spots.

@ In addition to Foster, Jordan Zumwalt (groin), Jarvis Jones (groin), Vince Williams (concussion) and Matt Spaeth (ankle) also sat out today.


Anonymous Brian said...

Let me be the first to say it: there is finally an excuse to bring James Harrison back. :)

Steve-O said...

The Buffalo press reported that the Steelers Defense set the tone and their linebackers dominated the Bills' O-Line. Agree? They also said the Buffalo Defense stymied our running Game which is what most tweeting sports writers were saying. Was it poor blocking, running, or a combination of both?

Dale Lolley said...

It was more the fact that the Steelers were using their backups, mostly, at running back in my opinion, Steve-O.

No Le'Veon Bell at all and very limited use of Blount.

Adam Garcia said...

What about Shazier??? Did he get any action?

adamg said...

Is Elkins close to moving up the depth chart given Hubbard's play vs NYG?

Anonymous said...

No, what they've done is have Cody Wallace move from center to LG while Wesley Johnson is taking second team reps at center.

Anonymous said...

Chris Hubbard was still with the second team OL just at RG. Ahead of Elkins.

Snarky said...

Anonymous Brian you beat me to the punch. Great comment.

adamg said...

Wallace will be the backup interior OL (C/G) on games, so he should et gwork at G as well as C.

Dale Lolley said...

Elkins hasn't made much of a push. Looked good at times in one-on-ones, but that hasn't translated to game play or 11-on-11 action