The Steelers are back on the South Side facilities and preparing to face the Buffalo Bills. While the Steelers working on the remaining preseason games and impending roster cuts we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Wednesday, August 26th.
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A sigh of relief
The Steelers barely got out of their 24-19 preseason victory over the Green Bay Packers alive. Seems like Steelers players were going down left and right throughout the game and one of the most promising young defensive starters, Stephon Tuitt, suffered an ankle injury in the win.
Thankfully, as Teresa Varley explains, the injury was not serious.
"“I am very fortunate. I am glad it didn’t happen any worse than it did. I am walking today, not in a cast, so I know everything is going well.” – Stephon Tuitt"
Tuitt is expected to miss a couple of weeks to rehab his ankle but the obvious goal would be that he’s back in time for the regular season opener on Sept. 10th against the New England Patriots.
Back in black…and gold
In response to the injury to center Maurkice Pouncey the Steelers signed a familiar face in center Doug Legursky. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reminds us that it was Legursky who started in place of an injured Pouncey in Super Bowl XLV.
Pouncey had surgery to repair a broken bone in his ankle/lower leg earlier this week and is possibly a candidate for the short-term IR list, meaning he’d be eligible to return towards the second half of the regular season.
The Steelers also have center/guard Cody Wallace, who stepped in the game for Pouncey when he was injured, so it should be interesting to see how the offensive line depth chart plays out when it’s time for roster cuts.