The Pittsburgh Steelers got their practice underway for the week as they are preparing for their last trip to the Pacific timezone of the 2019 season against the Los Angeles Chargers before heading into their bye. According to the Steelers PR Department, seven players sat out the first practice on Wednesday.
Quarterback Mason Rudolph was able to take some reps at practice today as he continues to work his way through the NFL’s concussion protocol. Although participating in practice is a great sign, it will be late in the week before his status can be known for sure. He was officially listed as limited.
Devin Hodges confirmed Mason Rudolph was able to take some practice reps today #Steelers #dkps— Dale Lolley (@dlolley_pgh) October 9, 2019
Although there was hope that he could return this week, Roosevelt Nix did not participate in practice on Wednesday. Nix has been out since leaving the Steeler’s Week 1 game with a knee injury. James Washington and Jaylen Samuels did not participate in practice as Samuels has already been ruled out for the week. It has been reported that Washington will miss several weeks, but nothing official from the Steelers has a confirmed this report.
Anthony Chickillo returned to practice in a limited role with his foot injury after missing the last three games. Steven Nelson was another player limited on Wednesday with his groin injury, but him being able to participate at all is a good sign if he responds well to the workout.
Other players on the injury list included Vance McDonald with his shoulder and Justin Layne due to an illness. Hopefully both of these players will find themselves back in some capacity tomorrow.
In his usual Wednesday spot, Maurkice Pouncey was given the day off as a coaches decision. Mark Barron had been joining him on this day, but he was technically out due to his hamstring injury.
As for the Chargers injury report, it can be seen below courtesy of Steelers.com. As reported by ESPN’s Eric Williams, the Chargers already have seven starters out due to injury.
Chargers now have seven projected starters out due to injury: S Derwin James (foot), OT Russell Okung (pulmonary embolism), S Adrian Phillips (broken forearm), K Michael Badgley (right groin), TE Hunter Henry (knee), DE Melvin Ingram (hamstring), C Mike Pouncey (neck).— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) October 9, 2019
Los Angeles Chargers Participation/Injury Report, Week 6
Wednesday, October 9
S Nasir Adderley (Hamstring) - DNP
K Michael Badgley (Right Groin) - DNP
DE Melvin Ingram (Hamstring) - DNP
RB Justin Jackson (Calf) - DNP
WR Andre Patton (Quad) - DNP
CB Casey Hayward (Back) - Limited
TE Hunter Henry (Knee) - Limited
P/K Ty Long (Left Foot) - Full
LB Denzel Perryman (Ankle) - Full