As expected, David DeCastro and Diontae Johnson back at Steelers practice

As expected, David DeCastro and Diontae Johnson back at Steelers practice
(Caitlyn Epes/Pittsburgh Steelers)

PITTSBURGH — After they missed last week’s 38-7 win over the Browns, it appears both guard David DeCastro and wide receiver Diontae Johnson will be back for the Steelers this week against the Titans.

DeCastro, who was dealing with an abdominal strain, was listed as limited, while Johnson, who had a back contusion, was a full participant at practice on Wednesday as the Steelers (5-0) began preparations for their game in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday against the Titans (5-0).

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That was not unexpected as Mike Tomlin said Tuesday he expected both to return to practice.

The news was not nearly as good for cornerback Mike Hilton (shoulder) and fullback Derek Watt (hamstring). Both were among those sidelined Wednesday, and though Tomlin said there was a chance both could suit up, it seems highly unlikely the Steelers would risk the possibility of either further injuring themselves this week.

The Steelers will be without inside linebacker Devin Bush, who was scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL suffered against the Browns, though the team has yet to place him on injured reserve. It could be saving that spot for offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski, who was designated to return from injured reserve last week but has yet to be placed on the active roster.

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