Afternoon Practice Racks Up Injuries, Possible WR Visit Sunday

Projected starting LT Jonathan Scott was carted off the practice field Saturday during the team's goal line scrimmage from an apparent foot injury, as reported by SCI's Jim Wexell and the Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette. 

They both added shortly after that RG Ramon Foster left with an injury as well, although Wexell speculated it didn't appear as bad as Scott's. 

Tony Hills replaced Scott, and rookie Keith Williams replaced Foster. Doug Legursky was in for Maurkice Pouncey, who went down Friday with an ankle injury that isn't expected to be serious. 

Steelers Depot reported Saturday WR Limas Sweed injured his shoulder during practice this afternoon. Wexell noted it's a separated sprained shoulder, and reported that coach Mike Tomlin suggested all of the injuries are minor "to my knowledge." (EDIT: Wexell amended his story, replacing "separated" with "sprained." Technically, a separated shoulder is a sprain of the AC joint.)

In other speculation news, Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times (Md.) tweeted Saturday that Jerrico Cotchery, the former Jets receiver who was released Thursday, will take a physical and visit with Pittsburgh Sunday. 

Baltimore Sun reporter Jamison Hensley confirmed this, citing a source of his own. He had reported Friday the Ravens would be going after either Cotchery or their own former WR Derrick Mason. Mason signed with the Jets Saturday. 

Considering Hensley's source, a "league source," suggested four other teams were interested in Cotchery, it seems that source is someone in Cotchery's agency circle. Without Mason, and having lost out on Malcolm Floyd as well, it seems the Ravens have more of a need at wide receiver than the Steelers.

John Glennon of the Tennessean quoted Tennessee GM Mike Reinfeldt as saying "He's someone that's interesting for us. He's been productive and a good player on a good team." 

Tennessee is also dealing with camp holdouts RB Chris Johnson and CB Cortland Finnegan, both of whom want new deals. 

The fact Cotchery and the Steelers have interest in bringing the veteran WR in could be little more than the Steelers kicking the tires around a veteran receiver.

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