It is often said how Week 3 of the NFL Preseason is considered the final dress rehearsal for the regular season. If this is indeed the case, the Pittsburgh Steelers will go into their Week 3 game vs. the Tennessee Titans with the vast majority of their starters rested and ready to go.
In Week 2, the Steelers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 17-7 at Heinz Field, but it wasn’t without some bumps and bruises along the way. After the game, head coach Mike Tomlin identified several players who were held out of the game, or left the game, for various reasons.
Benny Snell Jr. (groin)
Anthony Chickillo (chest)
Both of these players’ injuries were not considered serious, as Tomlin put it, but it will be interesting to see if they can heal up fast enough to get back on the field for Week 3.
Tomlin also clarified why two rookies were held out of the game Saturday night.
Star rookie linebacker Devin Bush was held out with what was called a shoulder injury, but Tomlin deemed it was strictly precautionary. The Steelers coach said he hopes to get Bush back on the field this week. Fellow rookie, and Michigan grad Zach Gentry was also held out with injury, but Tomlin didn’t specify the injury.
Tomlin was asked about Ola Adeniyi’s injury, and he said he would have more information in the coming days for the media on his recovery timeline.
To see Tomlin’s full press conference, see the video below: