After several seasons of struggling with the health of the offensive line, the Pittsburgh Steelers catch a huge break. Second year Offensive Tackle Mike Adams said he is ready to go in training camp.
Doctors cleared Adams to participate in training camp just seven week after being stabbed in his stomach and left forearm in May. He had surgery to repair his wounds.
Head Coach Mike Tomlin did not say if Adams will practice with the starters in training camp this week, but ESPN AFC North Insider Jamison Hensley expects Adams to start this season.
In addition to whether or not he will lineup with the first team, there is a chance Adams could see limited action in practice the first few days as a precautionary.
It is not all-good news for the black and gold’s offensive line. Fellow Offensive Tackle Marcus Gilbert was carted off the field after the conditioning test on Friday. SteelersFans.com reports Gilbert was crouched on the field while teammates surrounded him, before a cart took him off the field.
Despite initial concern, Mark Kaboly, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, tweeted the injury should not be serious.
I’ve been told that Marcus Gilbert is in excellent shape. So I am figuring he will be just fine.
To clarify, no apparent injury to #Steelers Marcus Gilbert. He just looked pooped out after the run test and was carted off.
If all goes according to plan, Adams and Gilbert will be starting opposite each other on one of the youngest offensive lines in football this season. Both are former second round picks, Adams from 2012 and Gilbert from the 2011 draft.