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Steelers-Titans injury report: Buddy Johnson is out, Joe Haden is questionable

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The Steelers had their final practice of the week today in preparation for Sunday's game against the Titans. And on the injury front, outside linebackers T.J. Watt (groin) and Alex Highsmith (quadriceps) are good to go for Sunday after being full participants the last two days.

After missing the last four games, the Steelers are also expected to get cornerback Joe Haden (foot) back. Haden is listed as questionable, but he was a full participant on Friday. Haden also made two posts on Instagram today that suggest that he'll be back. Tight end Kevin Rader is also questionable (hip).

Rookie inside linebacker Buddy Johnson was added to the injury report on Friday with a foot injury, and he's been ruled out for Sunday. Defensive linemen Isaiah Buggs (ankle) is also out.

The Steelers will have Robert Spillane back (knee) after missing the last two games, and defensive coordinator Keith Butler is looking forward to having Spillane's presence on the defense.

“I’m glad to get him back. He’s a very physical player, and we need that physicality,” Butler said.

For the Titans, they'll be without three starters on Sunday -- left guard Rodger Saffold III (shoulder), inside linebacker David Long Jr. (hamstring) and cornerback Jackrabbit Jenkins (ankle). Fullback Troy Carter (ankle), offensive linemen Aaron Brewer (toe), defensive linemen Larrell Murchison (knee) and defensive tackle Teair Tart (ankle) are also out. Former Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree is also expected to be activated tomorrow and play in Sunday's game against the Steelers. Dupree was previously on injured reserve for the last five weeks with an abdominal injury.


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