Mike Tomlin says Diontae Johnson's knee injury is "looking better, not to be confused with great."
Johnson, of course, was injured on the last play of the game with the Steelers having not chance to pull out a victory over the Raiders. Johnson had to be helped off the field but reports Monday said the injury wasn't serious. However, this update still doesn't paint a clear picture of his status for Week 3.
No final decision, but Fields appears to be in line to make his first NFL start Sunday at Cleveland, according to the story. The Bears have said all along if Dalton is healthy he would start, but it may be tough for them to take Fields out of the lineup if the rookie gets his chance this week, which is looking more and more likely according to reports.
The next item that should be discussed is the performance of Tony Pollard. We are in Year 3 of Pollard’s four-year rookie deal and it is obvious that he is a weapon that must be included in every game plan. Without turning this automatically into a Pollard vs. Ezekiel Elliott debate, it should be obvious to anyone who follows these games that Pollard has a component that Elliott can not offer — the ability to hit home runs regularly.
The story goes into great deal about Pollard and his ability. One point to talk about here is the difference between Pollard’s role in Week 1 vs. Week 2. The author feels Pollard has to be a mandatory feature in the offense and he points out Pollard had seven touches on opening weekend and that raced up to 16 in Week 2. The story said Pollard can do whatever the team needs, calling him an explosive running back. It's looking like Pollard has stand-alone value, at least in a little deeper of leagues, but his workload is worth monitoring in all leagues.