Steelers' Diontae Johnson (knee) doing "better" after late-game scare Sunday
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson is progressing well after his late-game injury scare on Sunday.
On the last play of the game down two possessions, Johnson was inexplicably in the game and went down with an injury. While there were initial scares that he'd be out a while, it was reported that he avoided a long-term injury. Head coach Mike Tomlin spoke about Johnson's health situation, saying, "He's looking better, but not to be confused with great. We'll follow him and his health as we get through the week." While that isn't the biggest confidence boost that Johnson can play this Sunday, it seems to suggest that we're looking at a one-game absence in the worst-case scenario. Should he sit, that would open up more playing time for James Washington in three-wide sets. Keep an eye on Johnson's participation levels in practice the next few days.
In 2 games this season, Johnson has 14 catches on 22 targets with 141 receiving yards and a score.
- Tennessee's Julio Jones (hamstring) sidelined on Wednesday October 20th, 2021
- Ricky Seals-Jones sits out Football Team practice Wednesday October 20th, 2021
- Buccaneers' Rob Gronkowski (ribs) DNP on Wednesday October 20th, 2021
- Curtis Samuel (groin) remains idle for Football Team October 20th, 2021
- Terry McLaurin (hamstring) sitting out Washington's first practice October 20th, 2021
- Antonio Gibson (shin) sitting out Washington practice Wednesday October 20th, 2021
- Anthony Miller signs with Steelers' practice squad October 12th, 2021
- Pittsburgh's JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) done for the season October 11th, 2021
- Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) being evaluated at local hospital October 10th, 2021
- Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) questionable to return in Week 5 October 10th, 2021
- Chase Claypool (hamstring) active for Steelers in Week 5 October 10th, 2021
- Chase Claypool (hamstring) expected to suit up for Steelers in Week 5 October 10th, 2021