Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
Ryan Clark wore red sox with white polka dots to practice. Maybe he was trying to start a new fashion trend?
Speaking of fashion, Chris Rainey continued to wear yellow football pants, and he sports a colorful visor on his facemask. It definitely helped shield the sun on Sunday.
Redman temporarily left practice with an injury, but he would return.
Lawrence Timmons spent time early in practice working with Chris Carter one-on-one. Carter needs to improve. He got worked over in blocking drills with the tight ends and has made only a few plays. Tomlin did love Carter stopping Jonathan Dwyer in the backfield on one play.
Rainey and Marquis Maze fielded punts. Gilreath and Young returned kicks.
Drew Butler’s hang-time ranged between 3.6 and 4.8 seconds.
Haley is communicates a lot when working with the offense, including Roethlisberger. Both are professionals, and they are working very well together.
Max Starks and Rashard Mendenhall ran some light sprints. Both players looked good.
The cornerbacks worked on press coverage. Two cornerbacks and a safety worked against two receivers. Clemons did a nice job beating Curtis Brown on one rep.
Cortez Allen continues to shine. He got starter reps after Keenan Lewis left with an injury. Curtis Brown also got starter reps. I place Allen ahead of him at this point.
LaMarr Woodley destroyed David Johnson in a blocking drill three times in a row. Jamie McCoy performed well. David Paulson needs to improve his strength, as he struggled blocking.
Tyler Beiler flashed some talent with a nice catch on the sidelines, but also dropped a bullet from Byron Leftwich.
Will Johnson worked some as the starting fullback.
Kelvin Beachum was involved in a scrum that got the entire offense and defense involved. It did not last very long.
Steve McLendon got into the backfield and stopped Baron Batch for a loss. He is doing a fine job anchoring the defensive line.
Batch was pushed back by Carter while blocking in the shotgun. David Johnson had to come over to help.
Adrian Robinson flashed potential. His best play came when he beat Marcus Gilbert and forced Roethlisberger to scramble. The play was blown dead by the coaches.
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