Greg Romeus' return, or at least his status, became a little more clear on Wednesday. Earlier in the week in his Big East teleconference, Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt said that he expected his senior defensive end to return to practice on Tuesday.
"He practiced yesterday, he'll practice today," Wannstedt said. "Day-to-day, we'll see how he does."
Romeus has been out since the Utah game with a back injury. He has surgery on September 16, and his been rehabbing since then. Tuesday was his first time on the field since the surgery. Wannstedt added that Romeus looked good in his first day.
Henry Hynoski suffered a mild concussion in the first half of the Louisville game. He is not back practicing, but is able to run. Yesterday, with running backs coach David Walker out recruiting, Hynoski ran the running backs meeting room.
"Henry, we're going to give him a couple days because of the concussion," Wannstedt said. "He's really bounced back very quick. I stuck my head in practice yesterday, and he was in there running the running back meeting room with the projector. He had the clicker in his hand. I don't know if that's good or bad. I thought it was a good sign."
On top of that, captains were selected. Wannstedt said traditionally captains are voted on during the bye week. It was coincidental that the team voted its team captains on election day. The three captains voted on were Jason Pinkston, Dom DeCicco and Jabaal Sheard.
"They'll be the permanent captains the rest of the season," Wannstedt said.
One special visitor at practice was former Pitt tight end Nate Byham, who stopped by practice today. Byham, now with the San Francisco 49ers, is on his bye week as well.