Switzer (back) finished the 2019 season on injured reserve. Switzer's season was cut short due to a back injury after he hauled in eight passes on 11 targets for 27 yards . He also totaled 195 return yards. Switzer is a mediocre receiver who may no longer be needed in 2020 for his return skills with the addition of Diontae Johnson. Switzer has one year remaining on his contract.
Pittsburgh announced Thursday that Switzer (back) has been designated to return from injured reserve. Since Switzer was first placed on injured reserve in Week 11, he won't be eligible to play for at least two more weeks. As such, he won't be available for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Ravens, and he would also remain out for a potential wild-card game the following week, should the Steelers make the playoffs.
The Steelers placed Switzer (back) on injured reserve Thursday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports. Switzer suffered a back injury during Sunday's win over the Rams, the severity of which will cause him to spend the rest of the season on injured reserve. In his absence, James Washington and Diontae Johnson stand to see work fielding kicks and punts, respectively.
Switzer (back) is ruled out for Thursday's matchup against the Browns, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports. Switzer was listed as a DNP all week, so he'll miss the first game of his career. The third-year pro makes most of his impact as a returner, so James Washington and Diontae Johnson are in line to field kicks and punts, respectively. Switzer's absence hurts the Steelers' wideout depth as well, so they may bring up a practice-squad receiver.
Switzer (back) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports. This was the team's first official practice of the week, and Switzer was held out due to the back injury he suffered during this past Sunday's win over the Rams. The wideout is trending toward missing his first career game unless he can practice in some capacity Wednesday. If Switzer's indeed ruled out for Thursday's matchup against the Browns, the Steelers may promote Terry Wright or Tevin Jones from the practice squad for depth.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/14||@New York Giants||29||26.00|
|3 Year Avg||21||17||107||0||7||6.29||10|