Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said during his pre-training camp news conference this afternoon that starting right tackle Mike Adams has full clearance to participate in training camp after being stabbed in the stomach and left forearm in late May.
Tomlin would not answer whether Adams would line up with the starters when the team convenes Saturday for its first practice.
Adams said he planned to practice with his teammates during training camp, but he is going to leave how much up to Tomlin.
"I plan to, but I don't know the timetable," said Adams, the second-year player out of Ohio State. "You have to ask coach about that."
Four players will start training camp on the physically unable to perform list: tight ends Heath Miller (knee), David Johnson (knee), linebacker Sean Spence (knee) and defensive lineman Alameda Ta'amu (hamstring).
Before Tomlin's news conference, the players went through a conditioning test. Tomlin said he was pleased with the way his players performed during their run tests.
Starting left tackle Marcus Gilbert was carted off the field after he finished, but Tomlin said he passed successfully. Gilbert was attended to by trainers on the field and then taken from the field on a cart. Tomlin said he did not see Gilbert carted off.
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