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Training Camp Competitions Being Slowed Due To Injuries

Matt Spaeth

Training camp is supposed to be a time of competition, but right now at Steelers camp, there’s a number of players missing that are making these battles one-sided.

One spot that was supposed to be up for grabs is the second OLB spot opposite LaMarr Woodley. The competition was between rookie Jarvis Jones and Jason Worilds.

Worilds came into camp as the starter, but right now he’s missed a couple practices with an injured toe, which he’s still having issues with.

As for the tight end spot, the competition is not necessarily for the starter spot, but just to hold the spot down until Heath Miller can get back on the field off the PUP list.

Right now free agent pick up Matt Spaeth was slated to get most of the first team reps, but he’s out after he had to have his right knee drained. David Paulson is getting many of the looks at the position.

As for the left corner job, Cortez Allen, who was proclaimed as the starter at the start of camp, will miss a couple of weeks as he had to have minor knee surgery.

William Gay and DeMarcus Van Dyke are two players that are fighting for time with Allen out, and both could make a big impression with the coaching staff.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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