PITTSBURGH — Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth confirmed Wednesday that he is dealing with an undisclosed injury and that he has not had a helmet on during practice at minicamp, but he expects to be ready for the team’s training camp in Latrobe in July.
“Yeah, you know I feel fine,” Freiermuth said. “It’s all good.”
Pat Freiermuth is not the only nick that the team has experienced at some point this cycle, as wide receiver Anthony Miller confirmed he dealt with a minor issue earlier in OTAs. When asked if he would be ready for training camp, Freiermuth simply said ‘for sure’ and left it at that.
The team is expected to have a fearsome group of tight ends after adding Darnell Washington into the mix. However, the team does need to mesh all of its guys together and figure out how to fully maximize their skillsets. They have different types of players, which is a good thing. If used right, the tight end position could be a massive mismatch, and Freiermuth could be right at the forefront of that.
Regardless, his ability to win out in the slot could be something that really flashes for the team. That was one of the things that really stood out about his game last year, and the Steelers are going to have to highlight that strength, starting in training camp when Freiermuth and the rest of the tight ends come together.