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Steelers’ Training Camp Recap: Antonio Brown makes triumphant return to camp

The Steelers were back on the gridiron at training camp, and we’ve got the recap for you!

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Tuesday marked several key moments in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ progression towards their first preseason game Thursday night vs. the Philadelphia Eagles.

Mike Tomlin held his usual Tuesday press conference where he announced several players won’t be participating in the preseason opener, but also gave some promising injury news regarding several players who have been banged up throughout the team’s time at Saint Vincent College.

Oh, and Antonio Brown returned.

I mean, it isn’t like this was a big deal or anything, right?

When the game’s best receiver is sent home from camp to not only have a lower body injury further evaluated, but to rest and take it easy, his return is certainly something of note.

Brown didn’t practice with the team, as planned, but his progress of getting back on the field and doing individual work, as well as rehabilitation work, is a very positive step in the right direction.

Again, the best news for the Steelers are this point is the injury happened so early in the process. Brown doesn’t need the repetitions in the preseason, nor does he need any extra work with Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers’ best course of action will be to be 100-percent sure Brown is fully healed, to avoid a setback, so they can press on with a fully loaded receiving corps anchored by Brown himself.

Brown, among others, will not be participating in the game Thursday night, and will open the door for other players searching for an NFL home to do just that.

More Injury News

The Steelers have been extremely cautious with certain injuries to key players this training camp. Mainly T.J. Watt and his hamstring injury, as well as Vance McDonald and his foot. The team had a few others sitting out of practice Tuesday, but also received a scare when Maurkice Pouncey limped off the field.

Thankfully, it looks as if all is well with Pouncey.

Wednesday Practice

Wednesday’s practice will NOT be open to the public as the team prepares for their trip to Philadelphia.