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Steelers Injury Report: DeMarcus Van Dyke injury could be 'significant'

Van Dyke was already skating uphill on thin ice in the defensive backs competition in training camp, but with an injured hamstring which is evidently worse than originally hoped, the ice may be starting to crack.


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.

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