Saturday marked the Pittsburgh Steelers’ triumphant return to training camp at Saint Vincent College, and Antonio Brown was a full participant in practice. Not just doing work on a side field, but a full participant.
It was good to see Tony Toe Tap back doing damage on the field.
AB back in full. Here’s Brown in individuals, and he was awfully chirpy once he started winning one-on-ones. “You ain’t stick me since we been here,” Brown told Artie Burns. pic.twitter.com/RimXI8etas— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 11, 2018
Artie Burns vs. Antonio Brown in the Red Zone. #Steelers #dkps pic.twitter.com/Rh3A7nIPcL— Dale Lolley (@dlolley_pgh) August 11, 2018
While Brown will most likely be given another preseason game off Thursday, there is a distinct difference between the offense with Brown, compared to without. Despite what he does to the offense, fans should rest easy knowing the injury which required him to leave camp for further evaluation seems to be healing well.
Barring a setback, Brown looks more than ready for another huge season.
Time to check in on other nuggets which happened at Saturday’s training camp session.
There were a lot of Steelers who missed all, or part, of practice. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler runs down who left during practice, and those who missed practice all together. Check out the list:
Several Steelers missed practice time Saturday: FS Sean Davis (groin), OLB Bud Dupree (concussion), C Maurkice Pouncey (undisclosed), OT Marcus Gilbert (personal), TE Vance McDonald (foot), OG B.J. Finney (quad contusion), OLB T.J. Watt (hamstring) and TE Xavier Grimble (wrist)— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 12, 2018
Special Unexpected Guest
One of the stranger stories most have ever heard from Steelers training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA is how a fan tried to get onto the field to practice with the team. From the reports, he actually made it down to the field before being caught and escorted off campus. He should have known it wasn’t a padded practice Saturday.
A .@steelers impostor is detained by security after sneaking onto the practice field and started stretching with the team. @AB84 back to practice with a toe tap td, @_BigBen7 leads running back James Conner and @JamesWashington catches a touchdown during practice, pic.twitter.com/aG873pWXDs— Charles Palla (@ChazPalla) August 11, 2018
Antonio Brown looks pretty healthy. Watch the toe tap. #Steelers #dkps pic.twitter.com/7SVgINyZ6N— Dale Lolley (@dlolley_pgh) August 11, 2018
This 84 guy is in pads today for the Steelers. Practicing catching bad balls. #dkps #Steelers pic.twitter.com/DS3EDKjDJA— Dale Lolley (@dlolley_pgh) August 11, 2018
#LIVE: Coach Tomlin addresses the media following practice at #SteelersCamp. https://t.co/UZwNbM8xW2— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 11, 2018
JuJu Smith-Schuster TD from the 20 vs. Brian Allen. #Steelers #dkps pic.twitter.com/PBiSl4neyL— Dale Lolley (@dlolley_pgh) August 11, 2018
Steelers receiver Damoun Patterson hit a backflip after his beautiful 29-yard touchdown catch in Philly. On cue, Patterson re-enacts the flip. pic.twitter.com/7vVsdgoY0D— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 11, 2018
#CampLife pic.twitter.com/2ABrl3wboj— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 11, 2018
Great to have @nyknicks coach David Fizdale at practice today. Always enjoy sharing ideas and philosophies with others in the business. pic.twitter.com/ibwBsYayBG— Mike Tomlin (@CoachTomlin) August 11, 2018
Another good day camp. Three days to go. #Steelers pic.twitter.com/WCDluFTlmV— Teresa Varley (@Teresa_Varley) August 11, 2018