By: Zach Metkler, GZ Sports Report Writer
After waiting over a year to see Senquez Golson in action, the Steelers former 2nd-round draft pick is the first major injury news that the team has had so far during training camp. Early reports indicate that Golson injured his right ankle or foot.
Last year, Golson missed the entire season with a torn labrum in his right shoulder after being drafted out of Ole Miss with the 56th pick of the draft. During his time at Ole Miss, Golson was an exciting player to watch and accumulated 10 interceptions during his senior year. Although he lacks ideal size (5’9″), he makes up for it by having strong coverage skills and solid technique.
Throughout the offseason and training camp, Golson was getting reps as the #3 cornerback in nickel packages (behind William Gay and Ross Cockrell) and was putting together a solid training camp through the first few days.
The extent of the injury is still unknown but Mike Tomlin will likely address the media on the matter later today. Based on the way Golson reacted, though, the initial reactions do not seem good as Golson was visibly upset and threw his helmet after the play, which would not be good news for the Steelers. Once Golson was carted off of the field, 2016 2nd-round draft pick S Sean Davis replaced the Ole Miss product as the nickel corner, which is a package (the 3-safety nickel) that the Steelers practiced earlier in the spring.
If Golson misses extensive time with the injury, expect the door to open up with more opportunities for Davis and 2016 1st-round pick Artie Burns.
Stay tuned for further updates as more information is released.