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Any no shows today

Postby tjs1974 » Tue May 20, 2008 10:07 pm

At the Steelers Voluntary workouts?

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Re: Any no shows today

Postby thesteelhammer » Tue May 20, 2008 10:10 pm

I read somewhere (forget where) that Marvel Smith missed for "personal" reasons.

Couple others sat out due to injury. (including Simmons)

Mendenhall & Kemoeatu both have tweaked Hammy's.

Can't remember who else.

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Re: Any no shows today

Postby TheOldRanger » Tue May 20, 2008 11:41 pm

There's always a bunch of tweaked hamstrings in minicamps and OTAs. They'll get better. Although, one would hope that these punks would show up in some kind of shape already, and not be pulling muscles all over the place.

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Re: Any no shows today

Postby 4nic8 » Wed May 21, 2008 11:05 am

Mendenhall's hammy is fine.

He just needs to get his contract worked out before he participates in practice.

A tweaked hammy allows him to be at the practice without participating before the contract is signed.

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Re: Any no shows today

Postby Hi5Steeler » Wed May 21, 2008 4:36 pm

polamalu is training in california with his speed guru. With the blessing of all steeler coaching staff. To get back to his old ways.

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Re: Any no shows today

Postby thesteelhammer » Wed May 21, 2008 8:23 pm

I think this answers the original question
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_568577.html?source=rss&feed=9

Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward returned to action Tuesday following offseason knee surgery. Ward participated in his first official workout during the team's second OTA (organized team activity), taking the field for a scheduled number of reps, coach Mike Tomlin said.
"We're cautious about the number of reps. We rep counted him a little bit,'' Tomlin said.

• Defensive end Aaron Smith, who underwent biceps surgery, isn't "fully recovered,'' according to Tomlin. "He's hitting the sled, participating in individual (drills).'' ... Starting running back Willie Parker, recovering from a broken leg suffered last season, took some reps yesterday ... Rookie running back Rashard Mendenhall still hasn't recovered from a hamstring injury he suffered during the team's mandatory minicamp earlier this month. "I feel good. We're taking it day-by-day,'' said Mendenhall, the Steelers' first-round draft pick. "We want to make sure everything's OK.'' ... Guard Chris Kemoeatu was sidelined with a hamstring injury ... Tackle Marvel Smith was excused for personal reasons.

• Rookie linebacker Bruce Davis will miss the rest of the OTA's because of an agreement between the NFL and NCAA that limits a player to one minicamp with a pro team while his school is still in session. Davis, a third-round draft pick from UCLA, will miss all of the offseason workouts except for the minicamp. Final exams end at UCLA June 13. The Steelers' final OTA session is June 12.

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