Sep 27, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (18) runs after a catch against Houston Texans strong safety Justin Reid (20) and safety A.J. Moore (33) during the second quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 28-21. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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WR Johnson back at practice with Steelers

Wide receiver Diontae Johnson is out of concussion protocol and back to practice with the Pittsburgh Steelers, coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday.

He is expected to be a full participant at practice this week.

Johnson was injured in the Steelers’ 28-21 win over the Houston Texans on Sept. 27 when he was hit hard by safety A.J. Moore and linebacker Dylan Cole after rushing for 9 yards on a reverse with 7:15 left before halftime.

The 24-year-old did not have a catch on two targets against the Texans after tallying 14 receptions for 149 yards and a touchdown in the first two games.

A third-round pick by Pittsburgh in the 2019 NFL Draft, Johnson has 73 career catches for 829 yards and six scores in 19 games.

Practices will determine whether fullback Derek Watt (hamstring) and defensive back Marcus Allen (foot) will play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, Tomlin said.

The Steelers (3-0) had an unexpected bye last weekend when their game against the Titans was postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak in Tennessee. The game was rescheduled for Oct. 25.

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