FOOTBALL – Steelers designate WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) to return from injured reserve

The Pittsburgh Steelers could be receiving some receiving reinforcements for the postseason.

JuJu Smith-Schuster was assigned to get back from harmed save and gotten back to rehearse Thursday, the group declared. The move comes around 90 days after Smith-Schuster was set on IR subsequent to going through shoulder a medical procedure.

Pittsburgh also announced that fellow receiver James Washington was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Sunday’s wild-card clash with the Kansas City Chiefs.

The unexpected list choice means Smith-Schuster could be enacted off IR for the end of the season games, right on schedule to give Ben Roethlisberger an additional a pass-catcher in the thing is, excepting a furious, expected to be his last NFL game. Smith-Schuster had 15 gatherings on 28 focuses for 129 yards through five games this season before his physical issue.

NFL Network’s Taylor Bisciotti reported that Smith-Schuster has a chance to play depending how he feels following his practice return. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin labeled JuJu’s return to the field Thursday as “a start,” per ESPN.com

Pittsburgh‘s driving beneficiary in 2018 and 2020, Smith-Schuster saw any semblance of Diontae Johnson, Najee Harris and Pat Freiermuth lead the group this year while he held up out the season on the sideline.

If Smith-Schuster, who is entering free agency in 2022 after returning to Pittsburgh on a one-year deal in 2021, is to play in one more game for the Steelers, he’ll need to be activated by Saturday afternoon.

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