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Steelers Tuitt missing practice as recovery continues

PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 18: Stephon Tuitt #91 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in action during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles on August 18, 2016 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

  • Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt is not participating in OTAs while recovering from hand surgery.
  • Tuitt has been a mainstay along the Pittsburgh defensive line totaling 1971 total snaps (including playoffs) over the past two seasons.
  • With an overall grade of 82.0, Tuitt graded in top 20 at his position for the first time in his career. Tuitt also had a career year rushing the passer, producing 46 total pressures on 464 pass-rush snaps.
  • Tuitt has been strong against the run the past two seasons, ranking seventh in run-stop-percentage in 2016 at 8.8 percent, earning 22 total stops. In 2015 Tuitt ranked 12th in run-stop-percentage at 7.8 percent, earning 23 total stops.

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