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Steelers 2021 Training Camp Recap, Day 14: Stephon Tuitt continues recovery for 2021

The Pittsburgh Steelers are back at Training Camp, and it is time to check out what went down during the latest practice!

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It isn’t Saint Vincent College, but it hasn’t been Latrobe, PA since 2019. The Pittsburgh Steelers are taking in their 2021 Training Camp between Heinz Field and their UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the Southside of Pittsburgh.

What went down during the latest training camp practice? That is where this article comes in. Check out all that was said, as well as photos and videos from the day’s workouts.

Here we go...

Unlike the past two training camp practices, where news of T.J. Watt and Kevin Dotson carried the day, Monday’s practice was rather mundane in comparison. However, there is one story which stood out to me when going over the news of the day.

Stephon Tuitt, who remains out of practice, continues to work his way back to full participation. And this isn’t just physically, but mentally. If you remember, it was Tuitt who lost his brother to a hit and run accident this offseason. Players talked openly about how Tuitt is struggling, and the organization has decided to take it slowly with his return.

Tuitt also seems to be dealing with some type of nagging injury, but according to reporters is starting to work his way back.

Will Tuitt play Thursday vs. the Philadelphia Eagles? It seems highly unlikely, but that doesn’t mean he couldn’t be available for the following home preseason game vs. the Detroit Lions. Something to keep an eye on as the team continues throughout training camp.

Now for more information surrounding the Steelers from Monday’s camp practice...

Full Pads

With the Steelers playing Thursday night, they decided to don full pads for the Monday practice. Take a look at who was in, and out, for the latest practice session.

Good News

For those who were concerned about Kalen Ballage’s lower body injury, it doesn’t look like it is the serious variety. He was running on the sideline, and that typically means the injury isn’t of the serious variety.

7 Shots

Time for your daily update of the ‘7 Shots’ drill. In case you don’t know, the ball is placed on the two-yard line and seven plays are run. The unit, offense or defense, who wins the most wins the overall drill.

Although the defense won the drill, there was one touchdown which was rather noteworthy. That would be when rookie Najee Harris made contact with veteran Melvin Ingram in the backfield, and dragged him to the end zone.

Goal line controversy

Speaking of the typical goal line drill, there was some controversy with who won certain reps. Mike Tomlin said they do the best they can to gauge the play, but with no officials present it is difficult to judge.

1st team OLine remains the same

For the second straight day the Steelers’ starting offensive line remains the same. And that means another day where Kevin Dotson worked with the second string offense. Could this change? No doubt, but it doesn’t look like it will change before Thursday night.

Tempers flare

There were some camp fights during Monday’s workout. Both were between a wide out and a defensive back. Take a look at who threw down, even briefly, during the latest training camp practice.

Not great to see...

The Steelers’ offensive line didn’t have a good day, and that might be putting it mildly. The defensive line man-handled the offensive line, and Mike Tomlin certainly took notice.

Benny Snell working his way back

While the Steelers are without Ballage, it is good to see Benny Snell Jr. starting to work his way back to the field. Sure, he is just doing some running on the side, but it is a good sign he is on his way back to participating.

Tons of reps for backup WRs

The Steelers were without James Washington, Ray-Ray McCloud and even JuJu Smith-Schuster was given some periods off Monday. With that said, plenty of younger receivers got valuable playing time with the starters.

Well then...

Many were waiting to see if Devin Bush would meet with the media Monday after standing them up on Sunday. He did, and of course he was asked about his strange Twitter activity this offseason. Bush didn’t say it was someone else, and didn’t suggest he was out of line. Instead, he doubled down saying the Steelers don’t control his Twitter.

But wait...there’s more!

James Washington Update

Washington left Sunday’s practice early, and Tomlin said Monday he was getting his knee/leg further evaluated. There is hopefully an update on his status Tuesday during Tomlin’s weekly press conference.

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