Steelers Get Encouraging Diontae Johnson Update Ahead of Week 18

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Pittsburgh Steelers got an encouraging Diontae Johnson update ahead of Week 18.
The Pittsburgh Steelers got an encouraging Diontae Johnson update ahead of Week 18. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Everything is on the line for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 18. Ahead of a fierce AFC North clash with the Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh still has a chance at making the playoff field. While they'll need some help from other teams around the league, not many expected them to be in playoff position for the regular season finale.

That only adds to the importance of Diontae Johnson's health, which was up in the air after he missed Wednesday's practice.

On Thursday, the Steelers received encouraging news on Johnson's status in Week 18.

Despite dealing with a hip injury, Johnson returned to a full participant label during Thursday's practice. He's been a workhorse this year, starting in all 16 of the club's games and playing in more than 74% of the offensive snaps in each of those games.

Steelers fans should pay close attention to the remaining practice report, but this is a great step in the right direction.

As it stands, the Steelers are considered 2.5-point home favorites in this season finale, according to NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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