Steelers at Redskins: starters will play about one quarter's worth of snaps

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Steelers coach MIke Tomlin said the Steelers' starters would get roughly one quarter's worth of work in their second preseason game, scheduled for Monday at the Washington Redskins.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin didn't commit to an exact number of plays his starters will take, but it would be roughly one quarter's worth against Washington on Monday, according to Tribune Review reporter Alan Robinson.

Tomlin said it was more about a play count than a time in the game situation.

The Steelers held their final public practice of training camp Saturday, and with a closed campus today as the team heads to the Washington D.C. area for Monday's game against the Redskins, little has been resolved in terms of starters. Running backs Le'Veon Bell and Isaac Redman are still both nursing injuries, and their availability Monday will be a game-time decision.

Robinson asked Tomlin about the back-up quarterback situation - namely, about Bruce Gradkowski and Landry Jones. He indicated neither was at a mid-season level.

Generally, according to Tomlin via Robinson, the Steelers are a "work-in-progress," and with training camp ending, there is still a lot of work to be done before the Steelers take on Tennessee in Week 1.

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