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.