Steelers running back Baron Batch was making a name for himself during training camp last summer when one bad step last summer ended his rookie season before it even really began.
The former seventh round draft pick tore the ACL in his left knee while making a cut. Less than 10 months later, Batch is back on the field for minicamp. On Tuesday, he was allowed to practice without the protective blue jersey he'd worn during organized team activities.
Batch called switching back to his normal white jersey another step in the process toward being cleared for contact when training camp begins in July.
The 5-foot-10, 210-pound Batch could thrive as a third-down back under offensive coordinator Todd Haley's new system. Batch caught 143 passes during his career at Texas Tech.