The Pittsburgh Steelers were back to work Thursday, in preparation for their Week 1 game against the Cleveland Browns. For the second consecutive day, the Steelers’ health seems to be off the charts, except for the sudden addition of outside linebacker Bud Dupree to the injury report.
Dupree was listed as a limited participant, and was labeled as having a shoulder injury. However, Dupree did tell media after practice he is playing Sunday in Cleveland.
Jerald Hawkins (knee) did not practice. Bud Dupree limited. Dupree said in the locker room he was going to play Sunday.— Ray Fittipaldo (@rayfitt1) September 7, 2017
This will be something worth noting for the Steelers as they enter practice Friday, the final practice before the team travels to Cleveland.
While the Browns recently lost No. 1 overall draft pick Myles Garrett to an ankle injury, and kicked safety Calvin Pryor off the team due to a fight with teammates, the Steelers injury report, other than Dupree, is as clean as a whistle.
Heading into the first game, Mike Tomlin mentioned just two names in his weekly press conference who could possible be listed throughout the week. Those two players were Mike Mitchell and Steven Johnson. After two days of practice, neither of the two have been listed on the official injury report.
With that said, it looks as if the Steelers will have all hands on deck for the first AFC North game of the season, and hopefully this trend continues as the team will rely on its superstars to pave the way for a dominant season.
Check out the full injury report below:
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
T Jerald Hawkins (Knee)
LB Bud Dupree (Shoulder)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
DE Myles Garrett (Ankle)
S Calvin Pryor (Not Injury Related)
G Joel Bitonio (Knee)
DE Nate Orchard (Groin)
DT Danny Shelton (Knee)
DT Caleb Brantley (Finger)
WR Kenny Britt (Knee)
C Marcus Martin (Toe)
TE Randall Telfer (Knee)
T Joe Thomas (Knee)
RB Dan Vitale (Ankle)