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Steelers Training Camp Injury Report: Rookie Gerod Holliman joins list of injured defensive backs

The Steelers are a week into training camp, and the bumps and bruises are starting to accumulate. Rookie safety Gerod Holliman is the latest player to be named to the injury list.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are starting to experience those bumps and bruises which can have players missing practice, especially in the team's secondary. Safety Ross Ventrone continues to nurse an injured ankle and veteran Mike Mitchell has been held out of practice since pads were donned for a "minor injury". Veteran backup Will Allen has yet to participate in a workout, as always the Robin to James Harrison...who obviously would be Batman.

On top of those defensive backs who are not practicing, you can count cornerback Cortez Allen in the list of walking wounded as he also deals with a "minor injury". Despite Mike Tomlin stating C. Allen should return for the Friday night practice, he was unable to participate.

As the players took the field Friday night, there was a new member of the Steelers' 90-man roster who wasn't in full pads, and that was rookie safety Gerod Holliman. Holliman is an intriguing case as he lead the NCAA in interceptions in 2014 with 14, but still has a lot to prove in terms of being an NFL-ready player. Holliman dealt with a shoulder injury last season which had many suggesting he often shied away from contact, some even suggesting his lack of tackling was a driving force of him being drafted in the 7th round and not earlier.

As fans wondered Friday night if his shoulder injury returned, Mike Tomlin confirmed after practice he is dealing with a "lower leg" injury, not a shoulder injury, which is good news for both the Steelers and Holliman.


There was an update on rookie cornerback Senquez Golson as ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported Golson is unsure of his return to training camp, but the team still considers the rookie cornerback day-to-day, as he remains on the PUP list with a shoulder injury.


Of the 5 players on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, Maurkice Pouncey was doing sprints prior to practice Friday night looking as if his foot injury is nearly healed. Pouncey should return to practice sooner, rather than later.


The Steelers return to practice Saturday at 2:55, and the practice is open to the public, as always.