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Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster among names on injury report

Joe Rutter
| Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, 5:48 p.m.
Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Shuster pulls in a catch in front of the Bengals' Darqueze Dennard in the fourth quarter Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Shuster pulls in a catch in front of the Bengals' Darqueze Dennard in the fourth quarter Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.

Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and center Maurkice Pouncey were added to the Steelers' injury report Thursday.

Smith-Schuster was limited in practice with a hamstring injury. Pouncey also was limited because of a hip injury.

Cornerback Joe Haden, who is trying to return four weeks after fracturing his fibula against the Indianapolis Colts, was limited for a second consecutive day. Cornerback Coty Sensabaugh (shoulder) did not practice, and rookie third-round pick Cam Sutton said he took reps with the first-team defense.

Sutton could make his first NFL start if Haden and Sensabaugh can't play Sunday against the New England Patriots, a game in which the Steelers can clinch a first-round playoff bye with a victory.

Tight end Vance McDonald (shoulder) was held out of practice for a second day in a row. Inside linebacker Tyler Matakevich (shoulder) was limited in practice for the second consecutive day.

Returning to practice Thursday were wide receiver Martavis Bryant and defensive end Stephon Tuitt. Bryant missed practice Wednesday with a personal matter, and Tuitt sat out with an illness.

Joe Rutter is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at jrutter@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tribjoerutter.

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