It was head coach Mike Tomlin’s turn to meet the media on Thursday and he said that the plan changed after Fichtner’s session. Tomlin said it was a team decision to hold off, but added that it isn’t because they think Roethlisberger’s right elbow isn’t ready for a full workload.
“He’s been throwing, and that throwing has been going well,” Tomlin said, via Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “We don’t have any reservations about him being a full participant in this process.”
Steelers players will be acclimating themselves to camp over the next couple of weeks before ramping up to their first padded practice on August 17.