Former Pascagoula and Ole Miss two-sport star Senquez Golson has had a difficult time establishing himself in the NFL.
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ former second-round pick missed all of his rookie season in 2015 due to a shoulder injury and was sidelined in 2016 due to a foot injury.
The former Panther entered training camp determined to make a difference in 2017, but he was delivered a blow Sunday when he was carted off of the Steelers’ practice field. It was Pittsburgh’s first full day of practice in pads.
According to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Gerry Dulac, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin called it a “soft tissue injury.” He speculated it may be related to fatigue or dehydration.
NFL insider Adam Schefter tweeted Golson injured his hamstring.
Tomlin was asked if he’s frustrated by Golson’s latest injury.
“Not for me. I’m sure it is for him,” he said. “It’s just part of this process, unfortunately.”
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Golson’s latest injury isn’t believed to be major.
Golson missed Monday’s practice and Tuesday was a scheduled off day.
It was reported back in July that Golson — understandably — would need have to make the Steelers’ 53-man roster as a special teams player before working his way up the depth chart as a defensive back.
“He’s going to have to make this team on two different levels,” Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake said. “He’ll have to make it as a special-teams guy, and he’ll have to make it and compete for playing time in the secondary. There is a lot on Senquez’s plate.”