PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers will be under no threat and their best defender at the end of their preseason game against the Detroit Lions.
Johnson looked awkward landing on his left shoulder when he was tackled in a 38-yard shot from Mitch Trubisky. Johnson was out during the trip and evaluated in the blue medical tent before walking into the locker room.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on the broadcast that there are “no long-term concerns at this time” for Johnson or Watt.
“If it’s a regular season game, we might see them back in this game,” he said.
Johnson, 26, signed a two-year extension earlier this month worth up to $39.5 million.
Security Damonta Kazee also absent due to an arm injury.