Chase Claypool, WR (PIT)

Maintains role as big-play threat

Claypool recorded three receptions on nine targets for 70 yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Raiders.

Claypool was consistently targeted deep by Ben Roethlisberger, but the pair largely failed to connect. The one notable play between them came early in the fourth quarter, when Claypool hauled in a 52-yard pass to key a drive that ended in a touchdown. While much of Pittsburgh's offense is based around short and quick passes, Claypool stands out as the primary big-play threat. That could lead to plenty of explosive performances but may also result in frequent inefficiency as well.

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Lands on IR

Smith-Schuster (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Chase Claypool

WR | PIT

All systems go for Week 6

Claypool (hamstring) was a full participant in practice Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against Seattle, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

James Washington

WR | PIT

Cleared for Week 6

Washington (groin) was a full participant in practice Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against Seattle, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Chase Claypool

WR | PIT

Remains limited at practice

Both Claypool (hamstring) and James Washington (groin) were listed as limited practice participants for the second day in a row Thursday, but Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette suggests that the team may simply be managing their reps in the wake of losing JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) for the season.

James Washington

WR | PIT

Returns to practice

Washington (groin) returned to practice Wednesday as a limited participant, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.