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Steelers Injury Report: JuJu Smith-Schuster returns to practice Friday

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T.J. Watt was able to progress to a full participant which is a positive sign for Monday’s game

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The Pittsburgh Steelers practiced again Friday with one more day of work coming before the official status report. According to the Steelers PR Department, all players participated in some capacity on Friday.

JuJu Smith-Schuster was the only player on the injury report who did not practice on Thursday due to illness, but was able to return on Friday. If Smith-Schuster carries any kind of designation for the game Monday it would be surprising.

A very pleasant surprise on Friday was T.J. Watt returning as a full participant in practice. While some expected Watt to need another day of limited action before the Steelers’ final practice on Saturday, the fact he could participate fully is a fantastic sign towards his availability on Monday. Even if Watt is able to go on Monday, Olasunkanmi Adeniyi still looks to get more time on defense as Anthony Chickillo was placed on the commissioners exempt list.

The only negative part of the Steelers injury report is Mark Barron went from a full participant on Thursday to limited on Friday. With Devin Bush improving with every game and Vince Williams showing he is the dominant force in the middle when it comes to stopping the run, it is unclear how the Steelers will handle all three players for the two inside linebacker positions.

Even with 11 players listed on the injury report, it would be surprising to see more than two or three with any kind of injury status in the report on Saturday.

As for the Dolphins injury report, it can be seen below courtesy of Steelers.com.

Miami Dolphins Participation/Injury Report, Week 8

Friday, October 25

G Shaq Calhoun (Illness) - Limited

G**/**T Jesse Davis (Elbow) - Full

WR Jakeem Grant (Hamstring) - Full

LB Trent Harris (Foot) - Limited

CB Xavien Howard (Knee) - Limited

S Reshad Jones (Chest) - DNP

C Daniel Kilgore (Knee) - DNP

CB Chris Lammons (Ankle/Toe) - Limited

S Bobby McCain (Shoulder) - Limited

DE Avery Moss (Ankle) - Limited

QB Josh Rosen (Neck) - Limited

T J’Marcus Webb (Shin) - Full

CB Ken Webster (Illness) - Limited

WR Albert Wilson (Hip) - Full