Steelers Designate WR JuJu Smith-Schuster To Return From IR

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they have designated WR JuJu Smith-Schuster to return from the injured reserve. 

Pittsburgh also activated WR James Washington from the COVID-19 list on Thursday. 

This opens a 21-day window for Smith-Schuster to practice before being activated. 

Smith-Schuster, 24, was a second-round pick by the Steelers out of USC in the 2017 NFL Draft. He just finished the final year of a four-year, $4.19 million rookie contract that included a $1.19 million signing bonus before re-joining the Steelers on a one-year, $8 million deal.

Smith-Schuster will, once again, be an unrestricted free agent next year. 

In 2021, Smith-Schuster has appeared in five games for the Steelers and caught 15 passes for 129 yards (8.6 YPC) and no touchdowns. 

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