Antonio Brown joins list of injured players at Steelers camp; JuJu returns healthy
Add star Antonio Brown to a lengthening list of walking wounded at Steelers training camp.
Brown missed Wednesday’s practice at Saint Vincent because of an undisclosed injury, albeit one that is not considered serious. Coach Mike Tomlin lumped Brown in with two players who took part in the padded practice but left early because of injury: starting tackle Alejandro Villanueva and rookie receiver James Washington.
Brown stayed on the field after practice and casually caught some footballs; he also signed autographs.
Villanueva watched the majority of the practice with a wrap around the upper portion of his right arm/shoulder; Washington had his left foot examined by training staff before leaving the fields on his own power, walking to the locker rooms to get further attention.
Tomlin said Brown, Villanueva and Washington had “minor injuries that are being evaluated. They all could probably be characterized as day to day.”
Three players were termed “partial” practice participants by Tomlin after missing sessions earlier in camp: Safeties Morgan Burnett (left hamstring) and Sean Davis (groin) and cornerback Artie Burns (left leg/groin). Each took part in individual drills early but watched most of the practice from the sidelines.
Not practicing at all were tight end Vance McDonald (foot) and outside linebacker T.J. Watt (hamstring).
Receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (undisclosed, did not practice Monday) went through a full practice.