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Steelers Elevate WR Cody White, RT Chaz Green from Practice Squad vs. Packers

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The Pittsburgh Steelers elevated wide receiver Cody White and offensive tackle Chaz Green from their practice squad to the active roster for the team’s Week 4 game at Green Bay, the club announced on Saturday.

White was also elevated from the practice squad and played in his first NFL game in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals, when he caught two passes for 17 yards.

Last week, White was recalled due to the absence of Diontae Johnson, who missed the Steelers’ loss to the Bengals with a knee injury. This week, he’ll be filling in for Chase Claypool, who suffered a hamstring injury in practice on Thursday and did not practice on Friday. Claypool was first ruled questionable for the game, but was downgraded to out on Saturday.

Both White and Green will automatically return to the practice squad without having to clear waivers after the game on Sunday. White will not be able to be a game-day elevation again this season after having done so twice already. If the Steelers wish to play him again, they will have to make a spot on their 53-man roster and subject him to waivers afterward.

Slot receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, who left the Bengals game with a rib injury, is expected to play.

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Chaz Green (74) during practice at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 in Pittsburgh, PA. (Karl Roser / Pittsburgh Steelers)

The Steelers will also be without starting right tackle Chukwuma Okorafor, who remains in the NFL concussion protocol after being injured in the second half against Cincinnati. Veteran Joe Haeg is expected to start and Green will serve as the primary backup to both tackle positions.

Backup guard Rashaad Coward has also been ruled out of the game with an ankle injury.

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