Mike Tomlin was asked about the status of defensive end Stephon Tuitt at Monday’s pre-draft press conference for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but once again declined to provide a substantive update on the star defensive lineman.
Asked if they had any updates, Tomlin said “No, no updates. But he’s doing well.”
When asked again about any voluntary workouts with Tuitt, Tomlin again said “No updates.”
Tuitt hasn’t played an NFL snap since the 2020 NFL season. He missed last year with an injury and then later due to grieving from the tragic death of his brother who was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Georgia last June.
There hasn’t been any indication on whether or not Tuitt will return to the team for the 2022 season.
Tuitt has not spoken publicly since the incident. All updates from the Steelers on Tuitt have been essentially the same as the update from Tomlin Monday as in, there are no updates.
Tuitt was a key part of the Steelers’ defense in 2020 when he registered a career-high 11 sacks. He’s started 79 games on the defensive line for the Steelers since being drafted in the second round back in the 2014 NFL Draft. In the 2020 season, he also registered a career-high 10 tackles for loss.
He and Steelers’ captain Cameron Heyward combined to form one of the top defensive lineman duos in the NFL.