Ramon Foster Exits With Chest Injury, Kelvin Beachum Now at Left Guard

Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

 

Well this season keeps getting better and better, doesn’t it?

After they lost Maurkice Pouncey on opening weekend, another one of Pittsburgh’s starting offensive linemen sustained an injury in today’s game in London.

Ramon Foster exited the game against the Vikings with a “chest injury” according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk, and the injury has forced Kelvin Beachum into the game at left guard.

Foster’s absence is enormous for the Steelers since he is not only the most veteran member of Pittsburgh’s offensive line, but also because he was looking to step up in a leadership role on the offensive side of the ball.  How long Foster will be out is still a big question, but one has to give credit to Kelvin Beachum for stepping up in his place.

The second year “Swiss army knife” has already played five positions this fall, and could very well be switching to left tackle if turnstile Mike Adams continues to show zero improvement on the blind-side.

 

 

 

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  • Carl Eagan

    Beachum did a decent job filling in unfortunately Adam’s wanted to watch the game more than play. This game shows that Ben isn’t holding the ball to long he couldn’t if he wanted to because Gilbert and Adam’s are turnstiles. The only hope for this offense is the no-huddle.

    • Dom DiTolla

      At this point I agree, although Bell showed some flashes this afternoon. They need to upgrade that left tackle spot so bad now. Beachum needs to stay in the lineup at least somewhere along the line.

  • bk

    Sad day, it’s hard to see what the team has become… THe D can’t stop a discarded QB.. the OL can’t block anyody.. Tomlin can’t coach his way out of a wet paper bag… Dick has got to go, Haley too, and I can’t see how Tomlin stays… I know why he will, but, shouldn’t he earn it? I’m not sure they will win more than 2-3 games this year… then probably blow the pick on somebody rated as a 3rd rd prospect…

  • Carl Eagan

    Beachum I agree should be on the line. He like DeCastro and the center did a good job. Bell did well with what he had to work with.