Two key stars out for Sun­day

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - - Pro Football - — By Brian Batko

Will it be the Chase Clay­pool Show again this week, or per­haps the Ray- Ray McCloud Show? Ei­ther way, the Steelers will need all of their re­ceivers to step up again Sun­day against the Cleve­land Browns. Dion­tae John­son, who still leads the team in tar­gets de­spite leav­ing the past two games early with in­juries, and right guard David DeCas­tro have been ruled out for Week 6. John­son, who took a hit to the back on a punt re­turn last Sun­day against the Philadel­phia Ea­gles, missed prac­tice Wed­nes­day, re­turned in lim­ited fash­ion Thurs­day, but was out again Fri­day. DeCas­tro, who ex­ited the Ea­gles game with an ab­dom­i­nal in­jury, didn’t par­tic­i­pate all week.

Those two are the only Steelers miss­ing their first AFC North Di­vi­sion matchup for health rea­sons. All other play­ers were full prac­tice par­tic­i­pants Fri­day, and rookie Kevin Dot­son will again start in DeCas­tro’s place.

Mean­while, in Cleve­land, there’s a spate of in­juries to sift through. Start­ing with quar­ter­back Baker May­field, who’s listed as ques­tion­able with a chest in­jury, the Browns have 10 play­ers on their week- end­ing prac­tice re­port. Six are ques­tion­able and four have been ruled out.

On of­fense, star re­ceivers Odell Beck­ham Jr. ( ill­ness) and Jarvis Landry ( hip/ ribs) are ques­tion­able. Beck­ham missed the past two days of prac­tice, though his COVID- 19 test re­port­edly was neg­a­tive. May­field was lim­ited all week in prac­tice, whereas Landry was out the first two days but re­turned Fri­day.

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