Steelers News: Injury updates, protesters, not sorry


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 Thursday, August 27th.

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Missing time

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin spoke with the media following Wednesday’s practice and explained how valuable these last few weeks of preparation time is for those players who have had injury issues. He said that safety Michael Mitchell suffered a twisted ankle and left practice but didn’t have an update on his future status.

Tomlin did stress that players like Josh Harris, who did not play in last week’s preseason game against Green Bay, are facing a pivotal week to show their value to the team as they prepare to play the Buffalo Bills. The team will make their first roster cuts on September 1st.

Nothing better to do on a Wednesday afternoon

When social media isn’t good enough to express your feelings about how upset you are that the Steelers have signed Michael Vick and you have nothing better to do on a Wednesday afternoon you can go down to the South Side facilities and protest.

That’s just what Natalie Ahwesh, a season-ticket holder, did according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. She stood outside of the Steelers’ training facility with signs in protest of Vick’s signing to show the team her disapproval.

"“This move is embarrassing. It’s upsetting. I’m angry,” Ahwesh said. “I’m not going to be able to go to the games and have fun and watch with my family. The season is ruined for me as long as he’s on the team.” – Natalie Awesh"

I have so many questions for Natalie. I don’t even know where to begin. How does she afford season tickets if she’s got Wednesday afternoon’s free to just hang out on the South Side being all grumpy? Why is Vick such a deal-breaker for people? He served 23 months in prison and has played in six NFL seasons since then.

Vick spoke to reporters after practice and explained that while people like Natalie spend their days focusing on what he did in 2007 he spends his time working with The Humane Society saving dogs and speaking to kids to educate them against dogfighting.

"“After going through what I went through, what transpired, the best thing to do is to try to make amends for what I did. I can’t take it back. Only thing I can do is try to inform the masses of kids not to go down the same road I went down.” – Michael Vick"

I wonder if Natalie will be back at practice today?

Sorry, not sorry

Shaun Suisham spoke publicly for the first time since the ACL and meniscus tear that has sidelined him for the 2015 season. Ed Bouchette and Ray Fittipaldo of the PPG relays his non-apology for attempting to make the tackle during the Hall of Fame game that caused his injury.

"“There’s never been a moment when I’ve been on a football field where I gave anything less than 100 percent. Because I got hurt, I tore my knee before I even made contact with the player. So for me to stand here and apologize for it or regret it would be ridiculous. That’s who I am, that’s who I’ve always been, that’s who I intend to always be. I won’t apologize for it.” – Shaun Suisham"

He’s not just a kicker and a pretty face, you guys. He’s a football player.

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