When the Pittsburgh Steelers came to training camp, they intended to improve the depth of their secondary. The bubble DeMarcus Van Dyke's career has been existing on may have just popped with his hamstring.
As pointed out by Alan Robinson's TribLive Notebook for Wednesday, Van Dyke's injury could be 'significant' according to Head Coach Mike Tomlin. Significant isn't exactly a medical term, and one can only read into its intention so far, but chances are it also refers to the wound inflicted on his chances of earning a roster spot
Also added to the injury list is rookie defensive end Nicholas Williams, the Steelers' seventh-round draft pick in 2013. Williams suffered a knee injury. No timetable on his recovery, but the word significant was not used.
Cortez Allen remains day-to-day, and Terry Hawthorne remains out. Heath Miller however, continues to work his way back. He was spotted on the side today, running with resistance bands and moving swiftly. He is still listed on the PUP list and will probably remain their until he is completely ready, which the team is hoping will be week one of the regular season.
ICYMI Today on Behind The Steel Curtain:
- Bell wins Wednesday
- Steelers emphasizing running game in live team drills
- As Cortez Allen and Terry Hawthorne miss time, other Steelers seize opportunity
- Veteran Foote left 'humbled' and 'hungry' after 2012 Steelers season
- Steelers Wednesday training camp open thread
- No message to be sent in Bell working with Steelers starters
- Steelers coach Mike Tomlin requiring offensive linemen to wear knee braces during training camp
- Key to Steelers' receiving corps is Emmanuel Sanders and his ability to stay healhy, consistent
- Steelers 53-man roster: defensive locks through early portions of training camp
- Steelers resume practice Wednesday after day off
- Steelers will utilize cut-blocking as part of outside zone scheme