PITTSBURGH — Starting tight end Eric Ebron left practice with a right elbow injury, as one of a full dozen Steelers players limited by some sort of ailment on the first day of fully padded practices.
Ebron started the practice, but left the field holding his right arm and did not return to action. Head coach Mike Tomlin said that he had “elbow discomfort.”
Third-team guard/tackle Anthony Coyle went down mid-practice, grabbing his right leg, but walked off under his own power. Tomlin said that he had a stinger.
“Hopefully, they won’t miss too much time and we’ll get those guys back out here,” Tomlin said.
Elsewhere along the offensive line, right tackle Zach Banner (ACL recovery) and left tackle Chukwuma Okorafor (undisclosed) worked in individual drills but not team periods. Center J.C. Hassenauer (left knee) and left guard Kevin Dotson (undisclosed) did not participate at all.
Wide receiver Cody White missed practice for the first time this camp with an undisclosed ailment.
Defensive end Stephon Tuitt was also not in pads, while outside linebacker T.J. Watt and strong safety Terrell Edmunds suited up, but were not active in team drills. Inside linebacker Devin Bush (ACL recovery) was limited.
“Status quo on a lot of the guys that have been limited,” Tomlin said. “We gave Devin Bush some live action today. We didn’t give Banner much, Stephon Tuitt and others. We’ll continue to work those and ease those guys back into the process.”
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returned to practice on Wednesday after being excused for personal reasons on Tuesday.