Expected to practice Wednesday
Head coach Mike Tomlin said Pickett (knee) is scheduled to practice in some capacity Wednesday, and the Steelers will wait and see how the quarterback fares during the week before deciding on his status for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Tomlin confirmed that Pickett is dealing with a bone bruise in his left knee, an injury that may affect the signal-caller's comfort and mobility in the pocket. The diagnosis is probably a best-case scenario for the second-year QB, who was fortunate to avoid ligament damage in this past Sunday's loss to the Texans. Based on Tomlin's comments, Pickett looks poised to open Week 5 prep as a limited practice participant, but the 25-year-old could have a shot at playing this Sunday so long as he's not too compromised. Mitch Trubisky directed the Pittsburgh offense for the fourth quarter of last week's game and would presumably start against the Ravens if Pickett is unable to go.
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Pickens secured five of six targets for 19 yards in the Steelers' 21-18 loss to the Patriots on Thursday night.
Freiermuth brought in three of seven targets for 18 yards and also recorded a two-point conversion catch in the Steelers' 21-18 loss to the Patriots on Thursday night.
Johnson secured three of seven targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' 21-18 loss to the Patriots on Thursday night.
Harris rushed 12 times for 29 yards and secured all three targets for 19 yards in the Steelers' 21-18 loss to the Patriots on Thursday night.
Trubisky completed 22 of 35 passes for 190 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the Steelers' 21-18 loss to the Patriots on Thursday night. He also rushed eight times for 30 yards and another score and threw a two-point conversion pass.
Harris (knee) is listed as active for Thursday night's game against the Patriots.
Harris (knee) remains listed as questionable but is expected to play Thursday against the Patriots, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
The Steelers are optimistic Harris (knee) will play Thursday against the Patriots despite being listed as a non-participant in practice Tuesday and Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Harris (knee) didn't practice Wednesday and is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Patriots, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.