Nov 10, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers offensive linemen Mike Adams (76) and Kelvin Beachum (68) and Marcus Gilbert (77) wait to take the field against the Buffalo Bills during the first quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 23-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers lineman Kelvin Beachum practices again Thursday


After missing his first game of the season Sunday, Pittsburgh Steelers guard Kelvin Beachum practiced for the second day in a row Thursday and is in line to start Sunday vs. the Cincinnati Bengals.

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.

 

 

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