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Steelers Veteran DT Dealing With Injury



Steelers DL Larry Ogunjobi

TAMPA, Fla. — Mike Tomlin revealed that the Steelers are dealing with some injuries following their 27-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Some of those injuries such as Chapelle Russell (knee), Duke Dawson (knee), Keeanu Benton (ankle), and Joey Porter Jr. (left ankle) were known during the game or before the game.

However, Tomlin did reveal two new injuries. Defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi is dealing with a minor injury and was held out. That was a previously unknown injury that the team was dealing with, but it appears that it occurred late in the practice process leading up to the game.

Meanwhile, backup linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski suffered a shoulder injury diving for a ball up the seam when he collided with a Steelers safety. That injury is being evaluated, but Kwiatkoski had a solid day and could be making a push for a roster spot if the injury is not too serious.

Tre Norwood (right calf), John Lovett (undisclosed), Keanu Neal (undisclosed), and Damontae Kazee (left ankle) are all did not play with their injuries suffered at training camp. Veterans such as Minkah Fitzpatrick, T.J. Watt, Patrick Peterson, and Cam Heyward did not suit up for the game as a precaution against injuries.

Alan Saunders provided reporting from Tampa.

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