Not on track to play Sunday
The Steelers didn't provide an update on Watt (illness) following Friday's practice, signaling that he won't return from the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Sunday's game against the Ravens, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports.
Given that Watt's placement on the list Monday was the result of the positive test, he would need to show diminished symptoms and test negative for the virus on two occasions at least 24 hours apart in order to play Sunday. Since the Steelers haven't suggested that Watt has submitted even the first of those two negative test results, the team appears to have essentially ruled him out from playing this week. Watt's expected absence is another blow to a reeling Pittsburgh defense that will also be without top cover corner Joe Haden (foot) for a third straight game.
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Smith-Schuster (shoulder) had no apparent issues in his return to practice Thursday and is "trending toward playing" Sunday's wild-card game at Kansas City, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Smith-Schuster (shoulder) practiced Thursday, but head coach Mike Tomlin said the Steelers have yet to determine if the wideout will be ready to play in Sunday's wild-card game against the Chiefs, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports. "We just started the 21-day window," Tomlin said, in reference to Smith-Schuster being designated for return from injured reserve Thursday. "What transpires out [on the practice field] and a lot of other questions are part of the equation."