The Pittsburgh Steelers were scheduled for a full workout on Sunday, but Mother Nature had different plans.
After having the workout already pushed back due to impending weather, the team was forced to leave their grass field and head to the field turf. Even there the weather shortened a good portion of practice.
Bad news for those in attendance, but probably good for the banged-up Steelers. With a scheduled day off on Monday, a large majority of the team was given the day off. Nonetheless, practice still went as scheduled, or as close to it as possible, and that included the first goal-line situation for the offense and defense.
Unfortunately, nothing really noteworthy took place during these drills, other than a Xavier Grimble catch which would have been ruled incomplete in 2017, but was a touchdown in 2018. When they existed the field, it seemed as if the players were anxious to get out of the weather and enjoy a day off.
While the defense did win the overall drill, it should be noted that David DeCastro and Marcus Gilbert were given the day off.
Time for some other nuggets of information from this shortened practice:
Tuesday’s workout should be better
With the Steelers traveling to Philadelphia on Thursday for their first preseason game, Tuesday will be a big practice, and Coach Tomlin is looking to have many of the banged-up players back on the field.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin: "I anticipate us getting a number of those (injured) guys back on Tuesday." That might include Antonio Brown, who's considered day-to-day.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 5, 2018
That’s pretty much it. Not much to report due to the shortened workout and many players given the day off.
.@steelers tight end Xavier Grimble pulls in a touchdown pass during goal line drill, JuJu Shuster-Smith looks for a good one and quarterbacks Mason Rudolph and Landry Jones look on as Ben Roethlisberger throws. pic.twitter.com/Rci8F7q7ly— Charles Palla (@ChazPalla) August 5, 2018