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Mike Adams expected to miss about two weeks

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Steelers rookie left tackle Mike Adams didn’t have the best debut, allowing 2.5 sacks in nine plays before leaving with a knee injury.

The silver lining is that the knee injury isn’t considered to be particularly serious. Adams said Saturday that he expects to be back in around two weeks, a timeline that could keep him out through the team’s third preseason game. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Adams said he hopes to return before that game, although coach Mike Tomlin offered an even less definitive assessment by terming Adams “day-to-day.”

With Max Starks still on the PUP list, Marcus Gilbert will move over from right tackle to take over for Adams. Ramon Foster, who started at left guard on Thursday and has been battling rookie David DeCastro for the job at right guard in camp, will move over to right tackle in what could be a precursor to a utility role as a backup lineman this season.

The Steelers ran through a lot of different line combinations last season. They’ll be up to two in two games when they face the Colts next Sunday, a trend they surely hope will disappear once the regular season rolls around.

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10 Responses to “Mike Adams expected to miss about two weeks”
  1. dryzzt23 says: Aug 12, 2012 10:11 AM

    Adams is just a rookie, he’s supposed to make some mistakes. I fully expect the Steelers OL to be much better than in recent years due to the addition of DeCastro and Adams, and the subtraction of Kemoeatu. If Pouncey can’t stay health then we’ll be looking for another center in the ’13 draft.

  2. kilo0986 says: Aug 12, 2012 10:16 AM

    And the O line musical chairs begins…

  3. samoanjungle says: Aug 12, 2012 10:34 AM

    I foresee Ben running for his life when they play the Bengals.

  4. stairwayto7 says: Aug 12, 2012 10:47 AM

    Another Ohio State bust!

  5. t8ertot says: Aug 12, 2012 10:58 AM

    2 rooks on the line? Looks like more sacks for Ben

  6. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 12, 2012 10:58 AM

    “Another” Ohio State bust? Not a Buckeyes fan, but I do recall a guy named Santonio Holmes contributing to a win in Super Bowl 43. I do believe he was named that game’s MVP…
    Hey, stairway. Sorry you missed it.

  7. kingufr says: Aug 12, 2012 11:06 AM

    samoanjungle says: Aug 12, 2012 10:34 AM

    I foresee Ben running for his life when they play the Bengals.

    Yes, the bengals are who they are afraid of, not the fact that that line has to face the NFC East this year…

  8. watchfullhose says: Aug 12, 2012 11:52 AM

    Super bowl

  9. jaws278 says: Aug 12, 2012 12:04 PM

    @samoanjungle: I foresee Ben running for his life EVERY game. It’s like the steelers draft O lineman that have durability of fine china then they’re filling the gaps on a weekly bases

  10. ravenator says: Aug 12, 2012 2:48 PM

    Priceless!

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