Nov 6, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (9) celebrates after a catch and run against the Tennessee Titans during overtime of the game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs WR JuJu Smith-Schuster ruled out vs. Chargers

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has been ruled out for this weekend’s game against the host Los Angeles Chargers, coach Andy Reid announced Friday.

Smith-Schuster sustained a concussion when he was hit in the third quarter of the Chiefs’ 27-17 victory over the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday.

Kansas City (7-2) also will be without wide receiver Mecole Hardman (abdominal), who was placed on injured reserve Thursday, against the Chargers on Sunday night.

Smith-Schuster, 25, has 46 catches for 615 yards and no touchdowns in nine games during his first season with the Chiefs.

He has 369 receptions for 4,470 yards and 28 touchdowns in 72 career games with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2017-21) and Chiefs.

Cornerback Chris Lammons (concussion) also has been ruled out for Sunday’s AFC West clash with the Chargers (5-4).

Lammons, 26, has six tackles and one forced fumble in nine games this season.

He has 25 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 35 career games (no starts) with the Miami Dolphins (2019) and Chiefs.

–Field Level Media

Nov 6, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (9) celebrates after a catch and run against the Tennessee Titans during overtime of the game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs WR JuJu Smith-Schuster injured, out vs. Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars with an apparent head injury.

Smith-Schuster was running a crossing route in the middle of the field before being hit by Jaguars safety Andre Cisco with 6:40 remaining in the second quarter. Cisco made contact with Smith-Schuster’s head but was not penalized since it appeared he had led with his shoulder.

Smith-Schuster wasn’t able to secure the ball and fell to the ground immediately. He was taken to the locker room with the help of the training staff.

Prior to exiting, Smith-Schuster had two catches for 33 yards. He entered Sunday’s game with 44 receptions for 582 yards and two touchdowns in his first season with Kansas City.

–Field Level Media

Jul 27, 2022; St. Joseph, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster (9) catches a pass during training camp at Missouri Western University.  Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Chiefs add incentives to WR JuJu Smith-Schuster’s contract

The Kansas City Chiefs offered wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster a chance to make more money in 2022.

The Chiefs signed him to a one-year, $3.76 million free-agent deal in March, but Friday the Chiefs amended the deal to increase his per-game roster bonus from $30,000 to $60,000, ESPN reported.

If he plays in all 17 games, he’ll earn an additional $510,000.

Smith-Schuster spent the first five seasons of his NFL career with the Steelers. He sustained a shoulder injury in Pittsburgh’s 27-19 victory over the Denver Broncos last Oct. 10 and was limited to just five games in 2021 after undergoing surgery.

He had 15 receptions for 129 yards and no touchdowns last season, which he played on a one-year, $8 million contract. He also ran for a touchdown.

A Pro Bowl selection in 2018, Smith-Schuster has 323 catches for 3,855 yards and 26 touchdowns in 63 career games. He was selected by Pittsburgh in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

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October 3, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers outside linebacker De'Vondre Campbell (59) tackles Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) in the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Samantha Madar/Green Bay Press Gazette via USA TODAY NETWORK

Steelers’ JuJu Smith-Schuster designated to return from IR

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster returned to practice on Thursday but remains on injured reserve.

The Steelers have 21 days to activate Smith-Schuster from IR.

Smith-Schuster sustained a shoulder injury in Pittsburgh’s 27-19 victory over the Denver Broncos on Oct. 10. He was expected to miss the remainder of the 2021 season after undergoing surgery.

It is not immediately known if he’ll be ready to play for Pittsburgh in its wild-card game at the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.

Smith-Schuster, 25, had 15 receptions for 129 yards and no touchdowns in five games this season. He signed a one-year, $8 million contract prior to the season.

A Pro Bowl selection in 2018, Smith-Schuster has 323 catches for 3,855 yards and 26 touchdowns in 63 career games. He was selected by Pittsburgh in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

–Field Level Media

Oct 10, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Steelers team orthopedic doctor James Bradley (left) looks at the right arm of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) after Smith-Schuster suffered an apparent injury against the Denver Broncos during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Smith-Schuster  would leave the game. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers put WR JuJu Smith-Schuster on IR

The Pittsburgh Steelers officially placed wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster on injured reserve Saturday.

The veteran receiver injured his right shoulder against the Denver Broncos last week, an injury for which he underwent surgery earlier this week. It’s expected that Smith-Schuster will be lost for the rest of the season.

For the season, Smith-Schuster, 24, has 15 receptions for 129 yards and no touchdowns in five games.

A second-round pick in 2017 and a Pro Bowl selection in 2018, Smith-Schuster has 323 career catches for 3,855 yards and 26 touchdowns in 63 games.

–Field Level Media

Oct 10, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Steelers team orthopedic doctor James Bradley (left) looks at the right arm of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) after Smith-Schuster suffered an apparent injury against the Denver Broncos during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Smith-Schuster  would leave the game. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Report: JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) feared lost for season

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is expected to land on injured reserve and could miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Monday.

Smith-Schuster was taken to the hospital for evaluation after Sunday’s win against the visiting Denver Broncos.

On the first play of a Pittsburgh drive in the second quarter, Smith-Schuster rushed around the left end for 3 yards before being tackled by Broncos safety Kareem Jackson.

Jackson’s helmet struck Smith-Schuster’s right arm and the fifth-year wideout appeared to be in serious pain as he was helped to the locker room.

Smith-Schuster, 24, finished with two carries for 6 yards and zero catches on one target. For the season, he has 15 receptions for 129 yards and no touchdowns in five games.

A second-round pick in 2017 and a Pro Bowl selection in 2018, Smith-Schuster has 323 career catches for 3,855 yards and 26 touchdowns in 63 games.

–Field Level Media

Sep 12, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) jogs off the field following the game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (ribs) day-to-day

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was diagnosed with bruised ribs and is day-to-day, NFL Network reported Monday.

Smith-Schuster left Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the second half and did not return. NFL Network said X-rays were negative.

He had three catches for 25 yards against the Bengals, raising his season totals to 13 receptions for 118 yards with no touchdowns.

A second-round pick in 2017 and a Pro Bowl selection in 2018, Smith-Schuster has 321 catches for 3,844 yards and 26 TDs in 61 career games.

The Steelers (1-2) visit the Green Bay Packers (2-1) on Sunday.

–Field Level Media

Jan 10, 2021; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) runs the ball past Cleveland Browns cornerback Terrance Mitchell (39) in the third quarter of an AFC Wild Card playoff game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

WR JuJu Smith-Schuster to stay in Pittsburgh

Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is returning to Pittsburgh.

He reportedly gave the salary-cap-strapped Steelers a hometown deal, bypassing bigger offers to stay with the team that selected him in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He will receive $8 million for the 2021 season, less than the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens offered, according to NFL Network.

“This is my home, they’re gonna need a wrecking ball to take me outta here! PITTSBURGH I LOVE YOU, LET’S GO!!!!!,” he tweeted, his words followed by four hearts in the Steelers’ black and gold team colors.

Smith-Schuster, 24, had 97 receptions for 831 yards and nine touchdowns in 2020. He has made 308 receptions for 3,726 yards and 26 touchdowns in four seasons with the Steelers. He made the Pro Bowl in 2018.

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Jan 3, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) before the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers add WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) to injury report

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster did not practice Thursday due to a knee injury.

Defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs was also added to the injury report due to an illness.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether Smith-Schuster’s injury is new or something he has been dealing with. The fourth-year wideout played in all 16 games this season and his absence would be huge in Sunday night’s home wild-card game against the Cleveland Browns.

He caught six passes for 65 yards and a touchdown in a 24-22 loss in Cleveland last Sunday.

Smith-Schuster, 24, had a team-high 97 receptions for 831 yards and nine touchdowns in the regular season.

Buggs, 24, tallied 11 tackles and one quarterback hit in 10 games (one start).

Thursday’s injury report was mostly good news, with kicker Chris Boswell (right groin), cornerback Steven Nelson (knee), safety Terrell Edmunds (shoulder), defensive end Tyson Alualu (ankle) and linebacker Vince Williams (quadriceps) all listed as full participants.

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Sep 14, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) gains yards after catch as New York Giants linebacker Kyler Fackrell (51) tackles during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers WR Johnson returns to practice, JuJu does not

The Pittsburgh Steelers saw the return to practice of Diontae Johnson on Thursday, however fellow wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was unable to participate for the second straight day.

Johnson, who is nursing a toe injury, leads the Steelers (2-0) with 14 catches and 149 receiving yards.

Smith-Schuster, who is being plagued by an ailing knee, has 13 receptions for 117 yards and a team-high two touchdowns.

Right guard David DeCastro was a full participant in practice for the second straight day after missing the first two games with a knee injury.

Defensive lineman Tyson Alualu (knee) was a full participant after missing Wednesday’s practice.

–Field Level Media