The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Spence had "one great day of practice" while on the PUP list last year, which made Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert reasonably optimistic. Colbert quickly added that it would be naive of the team to think Spence is done with his rehab and ready for football.
Spence suffered a torn ACL, LCL and a dislocated kneecap in a gruesome moment during a preseason game in 2012. He has yet to play in an NFL game.
Spence will be evaluated by the Steelers for the next three weeks to determine whether he should be placed on season-ending IR or added to their 53-man roster. The third-round selection in the 2012 draft has yet to play in an NFL regular season game.
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