PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers will be under no threat and their best defender at the end of their preseason game against the Detroit Lions.

Wide receiver Diontae Johnson and defender TJ Watt both were ruled out of Sunday’s game. Watt left with a knee injury.

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.

Steelers is without a receiver Chase Claypool and fourth round rookie pick Calvin Austin III against the Lions with shoulder and leg injuries, respectively.

By Blanca

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