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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger injured his left knee in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Cowboys. He finished the drive, throwing a TD to WR James Washington, but then limped back to the locker room with a trainer. We'll update his status when we know more.

Update: Roethlisberger returned for the start of the 2nd half.

Steelers DE Cameron Heyward came away from Sunday's win over the Ravens with a "minor quad injury," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Heyward hit season highs in snap share (91%) and total snaps (75). This doesn't seem like it'll be an issue for the Week 9 meeting with the Cowboys. We'll keep an eye on Heyward this week to confirm his availability, though.

Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (toe) isn’t listed on the final Week 8 injury report after putting in full practices on Thursday and Friday. Johnson has racked up 38 targets across 3 healthy games this season.

Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (toe) returned to a full practice on Thursday. So he's evidently on track to play against the Ravens this weekend. Johnson has dealt with a bunch of injuries this season but racked up 10, 13 and 15 targets in his 3 healthy games.

Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (toe) did not practice on Wednesday. He was previously believed to be dealing with an ankle injury. Johnson has been sitting out on Wednesday for most of the season, but his status for Sunday's game against the Ravens is uncertain. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (back) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report. We'll see what Pittsburgh's WR corps looks like with Johnson back and Chase Claypool's emergence. But we like Johnson as at least a WR3 with upside in Sunday's plus matchup vs. the Titans. He racked up 23 targets over the season's first 2 weeks.

Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (back) was a full-go in Wednesday's practice. It's confirmation that he'll be back for this weekend's game vs. the Titans. Johnson has left his last 2 games early but racked up 14 catches on 23 targets over the first 2 weeks of the season. Consider him a risk/reward WR3 play for Week 7.

Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (back) will be back on the field when the team returns to practice on Wednesday, HC Mike Tomlin said. That puts Johnson on track to return for this weekend's game against the Titans. We'll see how the playing time shakes out in Pittsburgh's WR corps with Chase Claypool and even James Washington playing well.

The Chargers on Monday designated DE Melvin Ingram to return from IR. That gives the team 3 weeks to decide whether to activate Ingram or shut him down for the season. Ingram landed on IR with knee trouble but could return to action as soon as Sunday against the Jaguars. If he makes it back for that game, Ingram would be in serious consideration for IDP lineups. He's at least worth grabbing where available in leagues that start more than 1 D-lineman.

Steelers ILB Devin Bush tore his left ACL in Sunday's win over the Browns, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Robert Spillane filled in for Bush against Cleveland and figures to take over the starting job, but we'd bet on starter Vince Williams seeing increased playing time and leading the position in that category going forward.

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Steelers ILB Devin Bush left in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Browns and has been ruled out the rest of the way. That doesn't seem to bode well for his Week 7, but we'll keep an eye out for more on his status.

Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (back) is out for Sunday’s game against the Browns. That guarantees that WR Chase Claypool will play a top-3 role and makes him much easier to trust in Week 6 fantasy lineups.

Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (back) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. That gives him a shot to play against the Browns this weekend. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (back) did not practice on Wednesday. He's been sitting out Wednesdays this year -- but this is a new injury that knocked him out of last week's game. HC Mike Tomlin said after that game that he expects Johnson to be able to play against the Browns on Sunday, but his status shouldn't be taken for granted. We'll get another update on him tomorrow.

Steelers WR Diontae Johnson suffered a back injury in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Eagles. He's officially questionable to return. We'll pass along an update when we get one.

Steelers OLB T.J. Watt missed Thursday's practice with a knee injury. He didn't appear on the Wednesday injury report, so the issue might have occurred at the end of Wednesday's practice. We'll track his status leading up to Sunday's matchup with the Eagles. If Watt can't go, Alex Highsmith and Olasunkanmi Adeniyi sit next on the depth chart.

Steelers WRs JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and Diontae Johnson (toe) put in full practices on Thursday. It's confirmation that they'll both play against the Eagles this weekend and are safe to get into fantasy lineups.

Steelers WRs Diontae Johnson (toe) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) missed practice Wednesday. Each guy missed Wednesday practice back in Week 3 with the same issues but played through them that week. We'll keep an eye on both leading up to Sunday against the Eagles, but expect Johnson and Smith-Schuster to play.

Steelers WR Diontae Johnson has cleared the league's concussion protocol, putting him on track to play against the Titans this weekend. Johnson has racked up 14 catches on 23 targets in his 2 healthy games this season and should be in Week 5 fantasy lineups as a solid WR2.

The NFL has moved this week's postponed Steelers-Titans game to Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. ET. That makes it part of Week 7. Pittsburgh was supposed to play Baltimore that week, so the league moved that game to Week 8, which had been Baltimore's bye. So Ravens players now get a Week 7 bye instead. The Steelers and Ravens will play on Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. ET. Make sure you're aware of those changes as you figure out your bye replacements for the coming weeks.

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