Nov 8, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) runs in the fourth quarter by Chicago Bears defensive back Kindle Vildor (22) at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 29-27. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers WR Chase Claypool having MRI on toe

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool is having an MRI exam on his injured toe Tuesday.

Claypool suffered the injury during Monday night’s win over the Chicago Bears, though Steelers coach Mike Tomlin offered no details as to how or when it happened. Claypool left the game during the fourth quarter but did return. He finished with three catches for 30 yards.

The results will determine Claypool’s availability this week in practice and Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions. The Steelers lost JuJu Smith-Schuster for the season last month with a shoulder injury.

Claypool, 23, has 29 catches for 433 yards and one touchdown in seven games (six starts). He hauled in nine TD catches last season as a rookie.

Also, Tomlin said he expects tight end Eric Ebron back at practice Wednesday after he missed the past two games with a hamstring injury.

Injuries could also limit practice participation of defensive linemen Cam Heyward (ankle) and Isaiah Buggs (hip) and linebacker Robert Spillane (ankle).

The Steelers (5-3) host the Lions (0-8) on Sunday in Week 10.

–Field Level Media

Dec 21, 2020; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA;  Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Eric Ebron (85) leaves with an injury during the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers activate Eric Ebron from reserve/virus list

The Pittsburgh Steelers activated tight end Eric Ebron and linebacker Cassius Marsh from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday.

Both players went on the list last Saturday, one day prior to Pittsburgh’s regular-season finale against the Cleveland Browns. The Steelers sustained their fourth loss in five games with a 24-22 defeat, however they’ll have a chance at revenge when they host their AFC North rivals in a wild-card game on Sunday night.

Ebron, 27, has 56 receptions for 558 yards and five touchdowns in 15 games this season. He had two catches for 9 yards in Pittsburgh’s 38-7 romp over Cleveland on Oct. 18.

Marsh, 28, collected two tackles while appearing in one game with the Steelers this season, a 28-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Dec. 27. He has also suited up with the Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars in 2020.

–Field Level Media