According to ESPN Pittsburgh Steelers reporter Scott Brown, both Beachum and fellow second-year guard David DeCastro were full participants in practice Thursday, meaning an improving Pittsburgh O-line will be much healthier this Sunday than it has been in recent weeks.
No team’s O-line has been as ravaged by injuries as the Steelers, and Beachum has probably been the healthiest of the bunch. He has been starting on and off this season, recently filling in at left tackle for the Mike Adams.
Both second year players, Beachum has outplayed and stayed healthier the higher-drafted and more physically-gifted Adams. And while he’s not the ideal left tackle to protect the often-sacked Ben Roethlisberger, Beachum’s versatility has proved him to be a valuable player for the Steelers.