Steelers guard Kevin Dotson will apparently avoid a longterm absence after requiring help to get off the field after a left knee injury suffered in training camp on Tuesday.
Head coach Mike Tomlin said after practice on Wednesday that Dotson’s knee injury, along with an ankle injury suffered by tight end Dax Raymond, are “more short-term related injuries; nothing of significant, long-term concern.”
Dotson watched practice from the sideline without a brace or a wrap on his knee. The Steelers’ fourth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, he is expected to be one of the team’s primary interior offensive line backups this season, along with veteran Stefen Wisniewski.
Starting guard David DeCastro (undisclosed) did not practice for the third straight day.
Wide receiver James Washington and nose tackle Chris Wormley were limited participants on Wednesday for the second straight session as they work back from undisclosed injuries that Tomlin has categorized as day-to-day. Wormley participated in some limited 11-on-11 reps while Washington did individual work. The team did not practice in full pads on Wednesday.
Raymond was a summer signing after he was waived by the Chicago Bears and is competing with Zach Gentry and Kevin Rader for the third tight end spot.