Connect with us

Steelers Get Huge Boost with Diontae Johnson News

Published

on

Steelers WR Diontae Johnson
Steelers WR Diontae Johnson at practice, October 27, 2023 - Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers will have Diontae Johnson on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he said on Friday. Johnson did practice after missing Thursday’s practice with a hamstring injury. He said that he felt some tightness in a different area of his hamstring on the same side but that it was nothing to be concerned about. Now, he vows to suit up against the Jaguars after logging in as a participant in Friday’s practice.

“It’s nothing to be worried about. I’ll be playing Sunday,” Johnson said.

He missed four weeks with a hamstring injury that knocked him out after the San Francisco game. Johnson hopes the injury does reoccur, and Pittsburgh decided to play it cautious and give him that day of maintenance after feeling some of that slight tightness.

Pittsburgh has already lost Pat Freiermuth to an aggravation of his hamstring injury. Last year, the same thing occurred with Ahkello Witherspoon. So, it’s no surprise that Pittsburgh would ensure that Diontae Johnson gets back to total health without reinjuring that hamstring.

The Steelers praised Johnson all week for how much he affected the coverage the Rams played. Pickens even noted that he saw less double coverage before Johnson existed across from him. Pittsburgh should have no worries with Johnson’s availability on Sunday, though the hamstring injuries are notoriously tricky to predict. It seemed they were taking every precaution necessary to avoid a re-injury for Johnson after he had missed four weeks already.

But now, Johnson is back with George Pickens and the rest of the group. They face a solid group playing at a high level against Jacksonville. Tyson Campbell, the standout young Jaguars cornerback, is dealing with a hamstring injury. He was limited the past two days, but that is something to watch. Ballhawk safety Andre Cisco is in the same boat.