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Steelers Injury Report: Antonio Brown returns to practice while T.J. Watt remains out

The Steelers were missing another starter on defense when they resumed training on Saturday while the offense saw the return of their star wide receiver

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have less than a week of camp remaining and were back at practice on Saturday for the first time their since preseason win over the Philadelphia Eagles. While several key starters were unable to play on Thursday, it would appear that the extra days off have been beneficial for the team’s most significant injured player.

For the first time in over a week after suffering a quad injury, Antonio Brown was back in pads as a full participant, showing little sign of the injured that had sidelined him.

Brown even had time to pass on some recovery tips to T.J. Watt (hamstring), one of several names who were held out of practice.

Vance McDonald (foot) and Bud Dupree (concussion) were held out once again, but it is worth noting that Dupree also just announced the birth of a child on Saturday afternoon. After suffering a quad contusion against the Eagles, B.J. Finney was always expected to miss some time on the practice field, but it was something of a surprise to note both Sean Davis (groin) and Xavier Grimble (thumb) spent the day on the sideline as well.

When addressing the media at the end of the day, Mike Tomlin appeared upbeat about the status of Finney, suggesting his absence “shouldn't be a lengthy period of time”, but had nothing to share about a timescale for the return of players like Watt or Dupree.