Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro and wide receiver Diontae Johnson are both listed as out for Sunday’s huge matchup with the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field.
DeCastro is missing his third game of the season after suffering an abdominal injury last week against the Philadelphia Eagles. He had missed extended time during training camp and the first two games of the year with a knee injury.
Without DeCastro in the lineup, rookie guard Kevin Dotson is expected to once again step into the starting role on Sunday.
Johnson also suffered an injury during last week’s win over Philadelphia, playing just a handful of snaps before leaving the game with a back injury. He has also suffered a concussion and dealt with a toe injury this season that has caused him to miss some early week practice throughout the season.
Center Maurkice Pouncey (foot), wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and tight end Eric Ebron (hand) all missed Wednesday’s practice, but have been full participants the last two days. Outside linebacker T.J. Watt (shoulder) was limited Wednesday, but has also fully-participated since.
Steelers fullback Derek Watt (hamstring) and linebacker Marcus Allen (plantar fasciitis) were also full-go this week and will return Sunday after missing last week’s Eagles game.