Parker's back not believed to be serious

Updated: August 8, 2009, 7:19 PM ET
Associated Press

LATROBE, Pa. -- Running back Willie Parker sat out the Pittsburgh Steelers' practice Saturday with back spasms, although the team doesn't believe the problem is serious.

Coach Mike Tomlin said the two-time Pro Bowl running back awoke Saturday morning with his back not feeling right. The Steelers were coming off their only night practice of training camp.

"It shouldn't be a big, major deal, but we wanted to exercise caution," Tomlin said.

Parker, 28, is coming off his worst season ...

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