Steelers’ Minkah Fitzpatrick gets hurt on vacation

New York Jets defensive end Carl Lawson and tight end C.J. Uzomah will start practice on time at training camp, but Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick will not.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that Fitzpatrick would start training camp on the non-football injury list.

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“He sustained a wrist injury on vacation,” Tomlin said of the former Alabama All-American. “I think he fell off a bike. It’ll create some short-term discomfort, but I don’t expect it to be an issue in the overall trajectory of his development and his place within this group and stadium availability and things of that nature. It’s just going to create some discomfort for him at the early stages of this.”

Fitzpatrick will not be able to practice until he’s medically cleared and leaves NFI.

The Jets placed Lawson and Uzomah on the physically-unable-to-perform list last week. Lawson missed all of last season because of a ruptured Achilles tendon. Uzomah sustained a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee in last season’s AFC Championship Game.

The Auburn alumni passed their physicals and will be eligible to participate in New York’s first practice of training camp on Wednesday after coming off the PUP list on Tuesday.

The Steelers also are scheduled to practice for the first time at training camp on Wednesday.

Two players with Alabama football roots lost their NFL roster spots on Tuesday.

The Miami Dolphins released wide receiver Cody Core with a non-football injury designation. Core played at Auburn High School.

The New England Patriots waived center Darryl Williams, who played at Bessemer City High School.

New York Jets tight end C.J. Uzomah throws out the ceremonial first pitch before a Major League game between the New York Mets and Seattle Mariners on May 14, 2022, at Cit Field in New York.(Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.

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