PITTSBURGH — Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said there is still no update on the status of defensive tackle Stephon Tuitt when asked at his weekly press conference on Monday.
Tuitt remains on the team’s injured reserve list after suffering a knee injury in training camp. He has been seen sporadically at practice since then, working with the team’s training staff off to the side.
After playing the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, the Steelers have two long weeks of practice in the following three, with nine days between games before facing the Tennessee Titans on Dec. 19 and then seven days between the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Dec. 26 and the Cleveland Browns on Jan. 3.
That could be useful practice time to get Tuitt back in the swing of things. The Steelers will have three weeks to put Tuitt back on the active roster once he returns to practice, a move that can be made at any time.
The lineman was injured while attempting to return to physical condition late in camp. Tuitt missed most of the team’s offseason program while dealing with the loss of his brother in a hit-and-run accident in Georgia this summer.
Chris Wormley has replaced Tuitt since his injury and has hid best game of the season on Sunday against Baltimore.