Re: Tomlin still holding Ward out of Steelers’ work
NFL from the sidelines
After hobnobbing around the NFL in the press boxes and sidelines, sports reporter Dale Lolley will let you know the insider scoop.
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
What's up with Ward
Head coach Mike Tomlin is saying that there's nothing wrong with Hines Ward. Ward is saying the head coach wants him to sit out practices to take a good look at the young guys fighting for roster spots.
But the fact remains that Ward has now sat out three days worth of practices at Saint Vincent College.
Ward also barely practiced this spring, suiting up for only the final week of OTAs after having offseason shoulder surgery.
The B.S. meter is going off on this one, but Ward does appear healthy, running and catching passes after practice, Maybe they are getting more looks at the young wideouts - particuarly Limas Sweed. Maybe they are force-feeding Sweed the playbook just in case Ward or Santonio Holmes miss any time this season.
There isn't, after all, a ton of depth behind the two starters.