Steelers right guard David DeCastro missed practice once again on Wednesday with a lower body injury, while backup interior lineman Stefen Wisniewski was a new absence from practice and defensive back Cameron Sutton was unable to finish Wednesday’s training camp practice No. 11 at Heinz Field.
DeCastro has missed almost all of training camp with a pair of ailments. He left the team’s Friday night scrimmage with a lower body injury and has yet to return to action. He also missed the whole first week of full-pads work with an undisclosed injury.
Wisniewski would be DeCastro’s usual backup, but he also did not practice on Wednesday. Head coach Mike Tomlin did not specifically address the status of either player.
Without either experienced right guard in action, rookie Kevin Dotson and second-year man Derwin Gray are the Steelers next most likely options at guard.
Sutton is still being evaluated, according to Tomlin. The Steelers’ versatile dime corner and backup outside corner and safety plays a pivotal role in the team’s ability to keep a limited number of defensive backs on the 53-man roster, so his status should be monitored ahead of Saturday’s roster cuts.
Running back Anthony McFarland and defensive end Chris Wormley returned to action.
Other than the trio of absences, the Steelers appear to be heading toward the end of training camp in relatively good health.