Steelers notebook: Six players shuffled to PUP list
• The Steelers placed six players on the preseason physically unable to perform list to start training camp because of football-related injuries. James Harrison (knee), Max Starks (knee), Rashard Mendenhall (knee), Casey Hampton (knee), Jason Worilds (wrist) and Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith (shoulder) aren't permitted to practice with the team until they are removed from the PUP list. “Some of these guys who are close to coming off injuries, we want to get them in this setting, look at them, work them out, and be certain that it is something that is behind us before we proceed,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said.
• Tomlin said Hampton, who is six months removed from ACL surgery, could be taken off the PUP list before the end of training camp. “I'll let time tell the story,” Tomlin said. “It is going to be at least a week or two, but we will see.”
• Tomlin was impressed with the conditioning of rookie offensive linemen Mike Adams, David DeCastro and Kelvin Beachum during the annual conditioning test. “Those three guys ran extremely well, and that was somewhat surprising,” Tomlin said.
• Receiver Emmanuel Sanders battled injuries all of last year that kept him out of five games and allowed Antonio Brown to move up the depth chart. Sanders is hoping the injuries are behind him heading into his third training camp. “I feel good,” Sanders said. “Last year at this time, I didn't know about my health and if I was even going to make it through training camp.”
• Punter Jeremy Kapinos decided to change up his offseason workout regimen by introducing yoga to his workouts. “It sounds funny when I tell people I have yoga in the morning, but it is pretty intense,” Kapinos said. “I am definitely taxed afterwards.”
— Mark Kaboly
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