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Steelers 2019 Training Camp Recap: Nagging injuries piling up, but not time to panic

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

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have had over a week of training camp practices under their belt now, and while there are times it is still considered “football in shorts”, the team has had plenty of news coming from these workouts.

Sunday evening marked the Steelers’ annual Family Fest practice, where patrons could pay a small fee to enter Heinz Field and watch their favorite football team in their home environment up-close-and-personal.

What fans got to see Sunday was some short yardage work, and plenty of injuries. The Steelers injuries are mounting, but this is no time to be concerned. With Week 1 of the preseason on the horizon, the only injuries which are worth noting are for those players whose football lives are on the line. Other than that, fans shouldn’t be worried about anything long term, yet.

Take a look at the injury list after the Family Fest workout Sunday:

These injuries go along with T.J. Watt (hamstring), Sean Davis (finger) among others who have missed some practice time with nagging ailments.

There was other news coming from Family Fest, so let’s get to it...

  • Boswell’s first Heinz Field reps since 2018

Chris Boswell was back at Heinz Field for the first time since 2018, and you have to remember he didn’t even finish the year at Heinz, that was Matt McCrane. So, everyone in attendance was anxious to see what Boswell did when put to the test.

DKPittsburghSports’ Dale Lolley had his rep-by-rep workout going in both directions at the ‘Big Ketchup Bottle’.

Facing the closed end of the field:

Towards the open end of the stadium:

Not bad at all, but again, these results should be taken with a grain of salt considering there was no pressure involved, other than the fans watching with baited breath to see if the team’s wealthy kicker has regained his form.

Seven Shots

Don’t look now, but the defense finally won a Seven Shots period!

The biggest news was the return, albeit partial, of T.J. Watt off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, which was covered in a stand alone article on the site. You can read about it in depth HERE.

The Steelers are off from practice Monday, and will return to Saint Vincent College for open practices Tuesday and Wednesday, but Thursday’s practice is closed to the public as the team will be preparing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday at Heinz Field.