Pro: It helps both sides in Week 4
The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t a banged-up team, but they do have one big injury concern that should get better with this extra time. That is Diontae Johnson‘s injury which still has him in the concussion protocol.
Despite 0 receptions in Week 3, he still remains the Steelers second-leading receiver with 14 catches. He is the team’s primary target on the outside while leading receiver Juju Smith-Schuester has been playing in his usual slot role.
For the Titans, this gives multiple players an increased chance to play. The biggest of those is Taylor Lewan who reportedly missed out on a major injury last week against the Minnesota Vikings and who might have been able to play on Sunday if necessary.
Now it seems like he is going to get at least 36 extra hours between the time to make that decision.
Derick Roberson is also another key player that could be back after nearly being able to play last week. He might not be a household name, but he is the only Titans player who can truly win with an elite burst off the EDGE that offensive tackles struggle to defend.
The big two and the long shots are Adoree Jackson and A.J. Brown. If I had to guess I would say that both players are still another week away, but if either were “close” to being able to start practice last week then both could be available for limited roles.
A.J. Brown could be used sparingly as he worked his way back into football shape as long as his knee is alright, and Adoree Jackson could be rotated in with Johnathan Joseph in situations where he might not have to play the run as often (even though that is a strength of his).