PITTSBURGH – For the second game in a row, the Pittsburgh steelers they won’t have one of their best wide receivers on the roster.
Chase claypool it was discarded for the game against the Green Bay Packers, the team announced this Saturday, due to a hamstring injury that he suffered during training.
Claypool He was limited in Thursday’s practice due to injury and did not practice at all on Friday, initially reported as questionable for Sunday’s game.
Claypool was one of the team’s top threats a week ago with Diontae Johnson sidelined with a knee injury and veteran JuJu Smith-Schuster limited due to a rib injury suffered during the loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
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Both Johnson and Smith-Schuster participated in all of Friday’s practice and are expected to play on Sunday. Claypool, who has 15 receptions for 211 yards in his second season, has the ability to elicit pass interference penalties against defenses and land receptions by battling against his markers.
In his rookie season, Claypool he had 62 receptions for 873 yards and nine touchdowns, in addition to contributing two touchdowns on the ground.
The Steelers They raised wide receiver Cody White and offensive tackle Chaz Green from the practice team for Sunday’s game against the Packers.