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Steelers WR Johnson, LB Watt injured, away from victory


Diontae Johnson injured after big catch (0:17) Diontae Johnson made a great tackle on the touchline, but landed awkwardly and couldn’t Don’t leave the game. (0:17)

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      Brooke Pryor ESPN Contributor Contributor


      Previously covered Kansas City Chiefs and Oklahoma City Stars University of Oklahoma, Massachusetts.

      PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Detroit Lions in preseason finale The team lost their biggest receiving threat and best defensive player in the game. Wide receiver Deontay Johnson and linebacker TJ Watt are both ruled out on Sunday Outside of the 19-9 victory, though Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin thought the injury was minor. Johnson seemed to land awkwardly to his left as he moved from Mitch True Mitch Trubisky was caught by the shoulder as he hauled out a 38-yard reception. Johnson withdrew from that drive and was evaluated in the blue medical tent before walking to the locker room. Reigning Defensive Player of the Year Watt picks up Detroit tight end in the second quarter TJ Hockenson injured his left knee behind the box. Hockenson appeared to apologise to Watt immediately after the game, and Watt stayed in the game briefly before being pulled over. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said on the radio that Johnson or Watt ” There are currently no long-term concerns.” “If it’s a regular season, we might be in this game see them,” he said. Johnson, 26, signed a two-year extension earlier this month Contracts worth up to $39.5 million. Safety Damontae Kazee was also ruled out for an arm injury. The Steelers have been out of touch due to shoulder and foot injuries Player Chase Claypool and rookie fourth-round pick Calvin Austin III face the Lions. In victory, Trubisky starts at quarterback and throws 160 yards and a touchdown. Pittsburgh will start the season for the eighth straight year on Sept. 11 against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Associated Press contributed to this story.



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