Maurkice Pouncey, Artie Burns leave Steelers Heinz Field practice with minor injuries |

Maurkice Pouncey, Artie Burns leave Steelers Heinz Field practice with minor injuries

Chris Adamski

Maurkice Pouncey, Artie Burns and Dionate Johnson were among Pittsburgh Steelers who left Sunday’s practice at Heinz Field because of injuries that are not expected to be serious.

Veteran cornerback Burns and rookie receiver Johnson had previously been dealing with groin injuries, but each had taken part of some drills Sunday before leaving the session. Pouncey, the team’s Pro Bowl center, left late in the practice because of an injury that coach Mike Tomlin could not identify.

“Pouncey’s being evaluated with a minor injury of some kind,” Tomlin said. “I don’t have a lot of specifics there.”

The only other player who Tomlin said left practice early because of injury was first-year interior offensive lineman J.C. Hassenauer (knee).

The majority of the first-teamers took part in Sunday’s annual family fest, at least, in some part.

Ben Roethlisberger was in his jersey and took part in individual drills but did not do any 11-on-11 work. He did 7-on-7s for the first time since Thursday but has gone three consecutive practices without doing 11-on11s.

As he has in recent days, too, Donte Moncrief was in pads and did drills but not any with the full team.

Veteran linebacker Mark Barron was back during what appeared to be fulltime work after he’d been limited at recent practices.

On the day he came off the physically unable to perform list because of a hamstring injury suffered during the conditioning test July 25, linebacker T.J. Watt went through individual drills but was done soon thereafter.

Sean Davis (finger) continues to be out and watching practice in street clothes, as he has now for a week.

The biggest name given a full “veteran’s day” off was guard David DeCastro. Linebacker Vince Williams also did not participate, but he has a hamstring injury. British tight end Christian Scotland-Williamson also watched from the sidelines, presumably because of an undisclosed injury.

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

Pittsburgh Steelers veteran guard David DeCastro , shown here in June, was given Sunday’s Heinz Field practice off.
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