Wide receiver Diontae Johnson was a key part of the Pittsburgh Steelers' efforts through the air during their Week 13 win over the Atlanta Falcons. However, Johnson also picked up an injury in that contest, as he's been limited or sidelined in practice the last few days due to a hip issue.
Pittsburgh has now revealed Johnson's status for its Week 14 game.
Diontae Johnson Injury Update
The Steelers have officially listed Johnson as questionable ahead of their matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. The wideout was able to return to practice on Friday, but only on a limited basis.
Johnson's availability truly seems up in the air for Sunday's contest. He was limited to begin the week, then sat out Thursday's session entirely due to this injury. Being able to get in some reps on Friday is a step in the right direction, but it's clear Johnson isn't feeling 100%.
The fourth-year pro sitting this divisional clash out would be a major blow to Pittsburgh's offense. Johnson ranks first on the team in targets (105) and receptions (61) while placing second in yards (565) through the first 12 games.
It remains to be seen if Johnson is active for this game. Otherwise, rookie George Pickens would suddenly slot into the WR1 role and see expanded involvement alongside tight end Pat Freiermuth as the Steelers' top pass-catching options versus the Ravens.
Pittsburgh is currently a slim 1.5-point home favorite over Baltimore, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.
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