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Steelers

Notebook: Bettis taking caution

Jerry DiPaola
| Sunday, July 22, 2001

Steelers running back Jerome Bettis limped off the practice field with his right hamstring and left knee wrapped Saturday afternoon, but he smiled and said that he was just being cautious.

'He (trainer John Norwig) just wanted to pull me out, as opposed to doing too much and then trouble comes and you don't see me out here and you say, 'What's going on?'

'We're just trying to prevent a big story.'

Bettis, who had minor knee surgery in the off-season, said the hamstring was sore from the 14 40-yard sprints he ran Friday.

Coach Bill Cowher acknowledged, however, that fullback Dan Kreider will miss 'a couple of weeks' with a strained calf muscle.

No one was hurt during the morning or afternoon session of the team's first day of practice, but Kreider, linebacker Mike Sands (ankle), fullback Rod Frazier (hamstring) and center Chukky Okobi (hamstring) continued to rest their injuries.

NOTABLE

Tight end Mark Bruener wore a brace while practicing on his previously injured right knee, but showed no ill effects from the injury. ... Wide receiver Troy Edwards worked with the first team at split end while Hines Ward was at flanker. ... Brent Alexander remains the starter at free safety, ahead of newcomer Mike Logan. ... Pitt quarterback David Priestley, who is working as an intern for the WTAE-TV sports department, visited practice in the morning. ... The Steelers have one practice today at 4 p.m.

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