Mitchell (groin), who is on the PUP list, will likely miss the first week of practice, according to ESPN.com. Although the injury is not considered significant, it does cut into the on-field work Mitchell will get with strong safety Troy Polamalu, who didn’t take part in OTAs. “I know the playbook very, very well and you’ve just got to get out there and practice and when I’m back, we’ll be fine,” Mitchell said. “When you’ve got one of the best safeties in the league to play with, your job isn’t that hard.”
Bryant, at 6-foot-4, could be used to fill the touchdown void created by the Steelers' loss of Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery, according to Steelers.com. "He’s a big guy, different from what we’ve had, as far as his length," said wide receivers coach Richard Mann. "We feel like we can utilize his talents in the red zone."