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Steelers Get Good News on Nate Herbig Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers get some progress from Nate Herbig.

LATROBE -- The Pittsburgh Steelers got positive news regarding offensive lineman Nate Herbig's shoulder injury as they approach the regular season.

Herbig has not practiced since injuring his shoulder during the final week of training camp. He missed the team's final two preseason games, but is expected to be back by the start of the regular season, and told media his injury isn't something long-term. 

"I’m ready to play," Herbig said. "I just listen to the medical staff and what they tell me and the plan they have for me. That’s what I’ll be doing."

Herbig should have a pretty larger role on the Steelers' offensive line this season, working at both guard and center. During camp, he's taken reps with the second team at both positions, but said he'd like to work at center more in practice in case he needs to step in during the season. 

"I didn’t snap much last year but I was the backup center for a couple of years in Philly behind Kelce," Herbig said. "Wherever they need me to play, they got it."

The Steelers will have two weeks before they host the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1. Between now and then, Herbig will continue working toward a return, with sights set on being active for the opener. 

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