The Steelers were missing their top two receivers at Wednesday’s practice, but they were able to get one back on the field Thursday.
Diontae Johnson was a full participant in practice after sitting out on Wednesday due to a toe issue. Johnson’s full return signals that Wednesday was a maintenance day and that he should be good to go against the Texans.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin suggested that could be the case for Johnson and JuJu Smith-Schuster, but there’s less reason to believe Smith-Schuster will play. He remained out of practice on Thursday due to a knee injury.
Smith-Schuster was the only player out of practice Thursday, which is a good sign for the team’s overall health and a worrisome one for their passing game.