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Steelers’ Chase Claypool Downgraded to Out vs. Packers with Hamstring Injury

Steelers’ Chase Claypool Downgraded to Out vs. Packers with Hamstring Injury

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The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Saturday huge
receiver Dart Claypool used to be downgraded to out for Sunday’s Week 4
road recreation against the Green Bay Packers thanks to a hamstring
distress.

Claypool, who used to be previously listed as
questionable, sat out the team’s final prepare of the week Friday.

The 23-year-mature Notre Dame product
ranks 2d on the team in catches (15), within the abet of ideally suited operating abet
Najee Harris (20), and first in receiving yards (211) through three
games.

Claypool left the 2d half of the
Steelers’ Week 3 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals once or twice to receive
checked out by trainers, and he would possibly per chance well no longer muster one thing extra than
cramped prepare participation at some stage within the week, so his absence
would no longer design as a chief shock.

The 2020 2d-spherical employ will omit
his first NFL contest after taking part in in all 16 of Pittsburgh’s games
as a rookie.

His next probability to play will design Oct.
10 when the Steelers host the Denver Broncos.

Within the intervening time, the Steelers’ passing recreation
is determined to receive abet Diontae Johnson, who missed final week’s recreation
against the Bengals with a knee distress.

Johnson and JuJu Smith-Schuster will
again as the pause receiver targets for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger,
who’s struggled within the early going with an equal resolution of touchdowns
and interceptions (three every).

James Washington and Ray-Ray McCloud
would possibly per chance well additionally peek extra snaps in Claypool’s absence.