JuJu activated for Chiefs playoff game

Veteran receiver out since October with shoulder injury
JuJu Smith-Schuster with helmet off
Photo credit Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – Steelers get its most experienced receiver back for the Chiefs game on Sunday. JuJu Smith-Schuster added to the active roster after a couple of days of practice as he was first to report the news on social media.

Smith-Schuster out since suffering a shoulder injury early in the Denver game in October and hasn’t played since.  JuJu had 15 catches for 129 yards this season.

The 25-year-old signed back to a one-year contract for $8 million this offseason in a bit of surprise.  Smith-Schuster hoping to have a big final season with Ben Roethlisberger and turn it into more money as the salary cap was down this season.

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A second-round pick in 2017, Smith-Schuster has started 51 of the 63 games he’s played in his career with 323 receptions for 3,855 yards with 26 touchdowns.  JuJu burst onto the scene in his second season with 111 catches in 13 starts for 1,426 yards and seven touchdowns.

We’ll find out 90 minutes before kickoff on Sunday whose roster spot Smith-Schuster takes.  Receiver Cody White is an easy choice, but he’s been a starter on special teams.  Tight end Kevin Rader is another, he is also a special teams option.  Could be receiver James Washington, who just returned from the reserve/COVID-19 list.