The Pittsburgh Steelers will return to practice Saturday, and they are entering the final home stretch of training camp at Saint Vincent College before heading back to the Steelers’ headquarters after the Week 2 preseason game Thursday in Green Bay vs. the Packers.
However, Saturday’s practice could see the return of several regulars who have missed time over the past week or so.
Here is a rundown of who might be back on the practice field:
Antonio Brown — Quad Strain
Brown could be back on the practice field Saturday, but the Steelers also may elect to be extra cautious with the All-Pro’s injury before unleashing him again. I would expect more rehab work for Brown before he returns to practice.
T.J. Watt — Hamstring
Watt injured his hamstring in the first week of camp, and hasn’t returned since. I would expect to see Watt at least working his way back this week, but like Brown, the Steelers could practice caution with their starting left outside linebacker.
Bud Dupree — Concussion
Dupree suffered a concussion during the Friday Night Lights practice, and prior to the Week 1 preseason game against the Eagles, Dupree was starting the recovery process by jogging and exercising. When Dupree returns isn’t up to the Steelers, but when he clears the protocol.
Vance McDonald — Foot
McDonald was injured early in camp, and like Watt hasn’t practiced since. McDonald hasn’t reportedly been seen doing anything regarding rehab, at least in public, so it will be interesting to see if he returns anytime soon. As Steelers fans know from Senquez Golson’s short time with the team, foot injuries can be difficult. Any type of return by McDonald would be great news for the Steelers tight end.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes regarding the Steelers’ injured, and their status, as the team returns to work.