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Steelers top wideout added to COVID-19 list

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (18) plays in an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (WKBN) – The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed wide receiver Diontae Johnson and center Kendrick Green on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

The move puts their playing status for Sunday’s pivotal game with Baltimore in jeopardy, even with the NFL’s relaxed return-to-play protocols.

Johnson leads the team in receptions (100), receiving yards (1,110), and receiving touchdowns (8) this season.

Green started 14 games this year at center before sustaining a calf injury.

Pittsburgh still has an outside shot at making the playoffs this season. The Steelers need a win on Sunday against Baltimore, a Colts loss, and anything but a tie between the Chargers and Raiders.

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