Diontae Johnson, David DeCastro out for Steelers on Sunday

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The 4-0 Steelers will face the 4-1 Browns without a couple of pieces of their offense.

Receiver Diontae Johnson is out with a back injury. Guard David DeCastro will miss the game due to an abdominal injury.

DeCastro missed the first two games of the season with a knee injury. He suffered the latest injury last Sunday against the Eagles. Kevin Dotson will replace DeCastro in the lineup.

Johnson, listed as the starter across from JuJu Smith-Schuster, suffered a back injury against the Eagles. As Chase Claypool explained to PFT after last Sunday’s four-score breakout performance, Claypool expected to have a smaller role until Johnson exited.

This means that Claypool could end up once again having a chance to do great things, for the second straight week.

All other Steelers players are healthy for the biggest game with Cleveland since the 2002 wild-card playoffs, when Pittsburgh won a shootout at Heinz Field. Since then, Pittsburgh has won two Super Bowls — and Cleveland has had a single 10-win season, along with a 4-44 stretch from 2015 through 2017.

3 responses to “Diontae Johnson, David DeCastro out for Steelers on Sunday

  1. The Steelers should win comfortably. The pass rush will overwhelm Baker, Keenum and whoever the 3rd string QB is.

  2. After waiting for what seems like decades for the Browns to become legit, they have finally arrived! Browns have lost 13 straight at Heinz. Ben will outplay Baker in the 4th quarter. Steelers 30-26.

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