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2021 Receiving

Regular Season 14 141 10.1 1 41

Top Diontae Johnson News

  • Steelers' Diontae Johnson: Scheduled to practice this week

    Johnson (knee) is on track to practice this week, Missi Matthews of the Steelers' official site reports.

    Coach Mike Tomlin didn't go into detail regarding to what extent Johnson might practice this week, or if he'll be on the field for the Steelers' first official Week 4 session Wednesday, but the fact that the wideout is expected to take reps in some capacity suggests that he's being viewed as day-to-day rather than week-to-week. How Johnson's injured knee looks in practice will likely determine whether he returns from a one-game absence to suit up Sunday in Green Bay. Ben Roethlisberger struggled mightily in a Week 3 loss to the Bengals without his top target at his disposal, as the quarterback tossed two picks and averaged a season-low 5.5 yards per attempt.

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  • Steelers' Diontae Johnson: Won't play Sunday

    Johnson (knee) won't play Sunday against the Bengals.

    Johnson was unable to practice all week, so it remains to be seen if he'll have a chance to return to action Week 4 versus Green Bay. In his confirmed absence this weekend, James Washington figures to step up as the Steelers' No. 3 receiver (behind JuJu Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool), with the team potentially also rolling out more multi-tight end looks Sunday.

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  • Steelers' Diontae Johnson: Idle for another practice

    Johnson (knee) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Brooke Pryor of reports.

    With two missed practices to begin Week 3 prep, Johnson is seemingly trending in the wrong direction ahead of Sunday's game against the Bengals. The Steelers haven't officially ruled Johnson out for the contest, but he'll most likely be headed for an inactive status if he fails to log any practice activity Friday. Should Johnson sit out Sunday, James Washington would likely be the top candidate to see added snaps alongside starting receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool.

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  • Steelers' Diontae Johnson: Not practicing

    Johnson (knee) didn't practice Wednesday.

    After Johnson was injured on the final play of last week's loss to the Raiders, head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that the wideout is "looking better, not to be confused with great," per Brooke Pryor of Johnson's status thus appears shaky for Sunday's game against the Bengals, with Thursday and Friday representing his remaining two chances to return to the practice field. James Washington should step up as the No. 3 receiver if Johnson is ruled out this week, with the Steelers potentially using more multi-tight end looks as well.

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  • Steelers' Diontae Johnson: Showing improvement

    Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Johnson's knee injury is "looking better, not to be confused with great," Brooke Pryor of reports.

    Though Johnson appears to have averted a major injury in Sunday's loss to the Raiders, his availability for this weekend's game against the Bengals remains very much up in the air. Before assessing Johnson's status for Week 3, the Steelers will see what kind of activity the top target for Ben Roethlisberger (pectoral) is able to do in practices Wednesday through Friday. If Johnson is forced out of action against Cincinnati, James Washington would likely be the top candidate to claim the available reps alongside JuJu Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool in three-receiver formations.

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  • Steelers' Diontae Johnson: Sidesteps serious injury

    Johnson (knee) did not sustain a serious injury during Sunday's 26-17 loss to the Raiders, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

    Johnson picked up a knee injury during the final play of Sunday's loss to the Raiders, but it's at least not a long-term issue. The third-year wideout hasn't yet been ruled out for Week 3's divisional matchup against Cincinnati, which is an encouraging sign. Johnson has drawn double-digit targets in both of Pittsburgh's first two games of the 2021 season, including nine catches for 105 yards on 12 looks versus Las Vegas.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 183 lbs
Birthplace: Ruskin, FL
Age: 25
Class: Junior