Slated to undergo shoulder procedure

An MRI on Smith-Schuster's shoulder Sunday night revealed that the wideout will need surgery, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Per Rapoport, the procedure, which has yet to take place, is expected to end Smith-Schuster's season, with Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette having previously reported that the wideout is expected to land on IR. In Smith-Schuster's looming absence, Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool are in line to head the Steelers' WR corps, with James Washington a candidate to assume a larger role once he's back from a groin injury that sidelined him Week 5.

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Chase Claypool

Chase Claypool

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Practices fully

Claypool (toe) returned to a full practice Thursday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Pat Freiermuth

Pat Freiermuth

TE | PIT

Practices fully

Freiermuth (concussion) was listed as a full practice participant Wednesday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

T.J. Watt

T.J. Watt

LB | PIT

Tests positive for virus

Watt's placement on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday was the result of a positive test for the virus, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

T.J. Watt

T.J. Watt

LB | PIT

Heads to COVID-19 list

Pittsburgh placed Watt on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.