Smith-Schuster (knee) has resumed practicing, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Smith-Schuster didn't practicing Monday, but his subsequent return to the field sets the stage for the wideout to be available for Thursday's preseason game against the Packers. That said, with the Steelers inclined to rest key cogs on offense such as Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown, it's unclear how much action, if any, Smith-Schuster might see in the team's second exhibition game.
Smith-Schuster isn't practicing Monday, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
The second-year wideout has been bothered by a sore knee on-and-off dating back to at least June minicamp, but it didn't stop him from scoring a 71-yard touchdown in last week's preseason win over the Eagles. With no report of a setback or a new injury, the Steelers likely are just trying to keep Smith-Schuster fresh ahead of Thursday's exhibition in Green Bay. His availability for the game will come into serious question if he's also held out of practice Tuesday.
Smith-Schuster (knee) caught his lone target for a 71-yard touchdown in Thursday's 31-14 preseason win over the Eagles.
Smith-Schuster took advantage of a free play when the Eagles went offside, beating CB Rasul Douglas for a jump ball and outracing S Tre Sullivan to the end zone. The second-year wideout seems to have made a full recovery from the minor knee injury that held him out of Sunday's practice.
Smith-Schuster is not participating in Sunday's practice after being seen icing his left knee following Saturday's training camp session, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Smith-Schuster appears to simply be dealing with minor knee soreness, but the Steelers will proceed cautiously with the health of their No. 2 wide receiver as veteran Antonio Brown (undisclosed) has also remained sidelined. Smith-Schuster's absence from practice figures to lend James Washington, Justin Hunter and Darrius Heyward-Bey additional reps with the first-team offense.
Smith-Schuster (undisclosed) participated in Thursday's practice, Chase Williams of WPXI reports.
A knee injury limited Smith-Schuster's involvement at June minicamp, but he returned healthy for the start of training camp last week. He then left Sunday's practice early with a minor undisclosed injury, though he was still able to catch some passes on the sideline. The 21-year-old wideout now figures to see a plethora of targets from Ben Roethlisberger while Antonio Brown misses some practice time with an unspecified injury of his own. Coming off a hyper-efficient rookie campaign, Smith-Schuster is locked in as the No. 2 wide receiver in a high-scoring offense.
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|3||9/24/18||@ TB||8:15 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
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|9||11/4/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
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|12||11/25/18||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ OAK||8:20 pm|
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