Rapoport said the procedure was successful, but as he also added it's a tough loss for a Pittsburgh offense that was maybe showing signs of hitting its stride last week in a win over Denver. Johnson and Claypool could see more targets as a result, at least until Washington can return as the team's WR3. More targets for Najee Harries and the tight ends could also be in the mix for the Steelers offense.
Claypool stood out this past week in the Steelers win, but he and Johnson would likely see a bump in targets without Smith-Schuster in the lineup. Washington is dealing with a groin injury but it's possible he takes on a bigger role at some point, although he was reportedly unhappy and requested to be traded earlier in the year. McCloud had one catch for a yard this past week. The team has shown they're not afraid to use Harris in the passing game so it's possible he absorbs more targets as well.
He’s considered day-to-day after undergoing all tests and receiving negative results, according to the rest of Rapoport's tweet. The Steelers are already short-handed at WR thanks to Diontae Johnson's knee injury, so we'll have to keep an eye on JuJu's status heading into Week 4. Washington could see a bigger role but it was Harris who collected 14 catches out of the backfield in Week 3. The Steelers travel to Green Bay for a late afternoon game against the Packers.