Steelers to also take Monday off to mourn loss of Darryl Drake |

Steelers to also take Monday off to mourn loss of Darryl Drake

Chris Adamski
Steelers grounds crew member J.J. Yamnitzky, prepares the Steelers practice fields Saint Vincent College in Unity Township, last month. The campus will remain closed Monday; that day’s scheduled Steelers practice was postponed after the death of wide receivers coach Darryl Drake.

The Saint Vincent campus will again be closed to the public Monday as the Pittsburgh Steelers continue to mourn the loss of wide receivers coach Darryl Drake.

Drake, 62, died Sunday morning. The Steelers immediately canceled their practice Sunday, and that session will not be made up. The team announced late Sunday afternoon it also will not practice Monday. However, that session effectively was bumped back to Tuesday, which was scheduled as an idle day.

Wednesday and Thursday practices will proceed as scheduled. That means the Steelers will close the Saint Vincent portion of training camp with practices on three consecutive days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All sessions are scheduled to run from between 2:55 p.m.-5 p.m. and are open to the public.

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Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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