The Pittsburgh Steelers have one more practice Wednesday before the team boards a plan to travel to Jacksonville to play the Jaguars on Friday night. Head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the media today and when asked about player availability, there were only four players who aren't on the PUP list who won't be in the lineup Friday night.
Ross Ventrone (ankle), Vince Williams (hamstring), Daniel McCullers (hamstring) and Robert Golden (knee) will join PUP members Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder), Senquez Golson (shoulder) and Mike Adams (back) as players who will not be available Friday night.
This will be the first time the Steelers starters will see any significant action this preseason. As Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell and Maurkice Pouncey were all held out of the game on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, that won't be the case Friday night.
Coach Tomlin added that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will likely see 10-12 snaps in a series or drive, before giving way to Landry Jones, Tajh Boyd and Tyler Murphy.
Many players have stated the "real" training camp has officially started, and it looks as if Tomlin is following suit with the way starters are typically used in the first preseason game on the schedule.
The Steelers practice Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. EST, and, along with being open to the public, is the final evening practice of training camp for fans to attend.