plenty of free safety reps for Wilcox to take

Whereas in the first few weeks of the season J.J. Wilcox scrambled to learn Pittsburgh s and Mike Mitchell s free safety position , Antonio Brown Jersey as the Steelers prepare for the Kansas City Chiefs, he said, he s working more alongside Mitchell.

Sean s definitely the starter, but they just want to make sure J.J. gets reps just in case anything happens, Artie Burns said. Injuries always happen.

Wilcox has filled in for both Mitchell and Davis this season. And in some defensive sets the Steelers effectively don t differentiate between the two safety spots. But while there were plenty of free safety reps for Wilcox to take in his first weeks in Pittsburgh as Mitchell struggled back from a hamstring injury, he said he s learning more of Davis spot.

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The change in practice reps isn t performance related, Burns said. It s more of a precaution.

If Mitchell were to leave the game and he has gone in and out this season Davis would move to free safety, Burns said , and Wilcox would be the strong. Davis , Burns said, just doesn t need the practice snaps that Wilcox does playing in a defense he was only traded into Sept. 3.

Said Wilcox I thought I told you we got to be universal.

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