Source: Steelers reserve OL Hawkins tears quad

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PITTSBURGH — Steelers offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins suffered a torn quad during Wednesday’s team workouts, according to a source.

Hawkins, 24, is candidate for the injured reserve list.

After practice, several teammates expressed the difficulty of a teammate going down mid-practice.

“Crappy thing,” quarterback Landry Jones said. Hawkins, a fourth-round pick in 2016, primarily backs up left tackle Alejandro Villanueva and played in five games with one start last season.

This was a big offseason for him to create a steady role along the offensive line. The Steelers drafted tackle Chukwuma Okofafor in the third round in last month’s draft.

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