Practice report: 'That kid's starting to show some wideout traits'


LATROBE, Pa.  - Key takeaways from today's practice at Saint Vincent College:

SEVEN SHOTS: QB Ben Roethlisberger endured a rare 0-for-3 in the daily practice-opening, 11-on-11, 2-yard drill. Roethlisberger threw incomplete for WR Antonio Brown (Brown made the catch but didn't get two feet down in the back of the end zone), for Brown again (CB Cortez Allen

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came up with a pass defensed) and for TE Matt Spaeth (LB Sean Spence had a pass defensed) … QB Landry Jones was 1-for-3 (a conversion to TE Jesse James and incompletions to RB DeAngelo Williams and QB/WR Tyler Murphy … Williams converted on a draw … The defense won the drill, 5-2.

SPECIAL TEAMS: The Steelers once again worked on "Scoop and Score," a drill designed to simulate a blocked punt and then a recovery and return for a touchdown.

PASS UNDER PRESSURE: Murphy made another nice catch, one of several on the day. "Write it down," Tomlin instructed a couple of reporters on the sideline. "That kid's starting to

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show some wideout traits." … LB Ryan Shazier had a "sack" of Jones … WR Martavis Bryant finished off a long catch-and-run after catching a perfectly-thrown ball from Jones in stride across the middle … S Gerod Holliman jumped a route on a ball thrown by QB Tajh Boyd but didn't come up with the interception on what could have been a pick-six.

HOUSEKEEPING: S Mike Mitchell and S Shamarko Thomas worked together for the second time in training camp. Mitchell (hamstring) had joined Thomas for a couple of snaps in an 11-on-11 passing drill on Wednesday. This time Mitchell played a couple of snaps in "Seven Shots," his first participation in a live tackling drill, and also joined Thomas in Team Run, No-Huddle/Third Down, 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 work … RB Josh Harris, DT Daniel McCullers, TE Cameron Clear, NT Steve McLendon, LB Lawrence Timmons and LB Vince Williams were among those not practicing or not participating fully due to either an injury or a coach's decision …. WR David Nelson (shoulder) didn't finish practice … Tomlin on Timmons' toe injury: "I wouldn't tag 'significant' on it. I like Lawrence so I'm going to take care of Lawrence."

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