The Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly dodged a major bullet Monday as reports are circulating the team’s newly minted big-money defensive end, Stephon Tuitt, avoided a season-ending biceps injury.
Per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network:
Some good news for the #Steelers. Source says DE Stephon Tuitt is week-to-week with a biceps injury. Not season-ending. “He’s OK,” one said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 11, 2017
This is terrific news for the Steelers, and their fan base, as Tuitt didn’t just get a new contract days before the start of the regular season, but is a huge part of a defense brimming with you talent.
With Tuitt in the lineup, he, Javon Hargrave and Cam Heyward provide an extremely versatile and dynamic defensive front. The most dynamic since the Steelers had Casey Hampton, Brett Keisel and Aaron Smith on their defensive front throughout the 2000s.
While fans will be elated to read this report, some caution should be taken until the Steelers organization states the injury is nothing major. This might not happen until Mike Tomlin’s press conference Tuesday.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest on this story, and others, surrounding the Steelers.
UPDATE: Cam Heyward, and other teammates, both announce during today’s media session Tuitt’s injury is not the season-ending variety. How long Tuitt will be out is still to-be-determined.