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Postcard from Steelers camp

LATROBE, Pa. -- Here are some notes from Thursday's practice at Pittsburgh Steelers training camp:

  • Running back Jonathan Dwyer returned after missing time with a shoulder injury and showed fresh legs. He lasted the entire practice, a good indication that he'll play a lot Sunday against the Colts. Dwyer would start if Isaac Redman (groin) is out.

  • Speaking of Redman, he didn't practice Thursday after falling to the ground in pain the day before. Redman watched practice off to the side. Asked about Redman's MRI from the morning, coach Mike Tomlin said, "I'm not acknowledging that maybe that exists. But I'll just characterize him day to day at this point."

  • Rookie second-round pick Mike Adams (knee sprain) returned to practice with a brace on his right leg. He mainly worked at left tackle with the second team, but he did see a few snaps with the starters. Max Starks, who was removed from the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list Tuesday, can participate in team drills Friday. "They're viable guys and they need to work," Tomlin said of his tackles. "No question those guys need to be on the grass."

  • It was not a good day for the offensive line. Maurkice Pouncey jumped for a false start when the second-team defense showed pressure, and Ben Roethlisberger threw the ball to the ground in disgust because linebacker Larry Foote reached him unblocked.

  • In what has been a feisty camp at times, Pouncey and defensive end Cameron Heyward had to be separated at one point. "Let it go, Pounce," Roethlisberger shouted as both players were held back.

  • Marcus Gilbert, who worked at left tackle for most of practice, struggled with the heat. During position drills, he had to sit down and get looked at by a trainer.

  • In the full-team red zone drill, Roethlisberger's two touchdown passes both went to Antonio Brown. The last touchdown to Brown came off an interesting personnel grouping on third-and-goal from the three. The Steelers went with three wide receivers, one fullback and no tight ends.