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PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without their top receiver for the second consecutive game.
The team announced Saturday that Chase Claypool was downgraded from out to out for the Green Bay Packers because of a hamstring injury sustained in practice.
Claypool was limited in practice on Thursday due to the injury. He didn't practice Friday at all and was initially listed as questionable for Sunday.
Claypool was the primary threat to the team's success a week ago, with Diontae and JuJu Johnson both out with knee injuries. JuJu Smith-Schuster is limited due to a ribs injury sustained during the Cincinnati Bengals loss.
Both Smith-Schuster and Johnson were both full participants in Friday’s practice. They are expected to play Sunday. Claypool, who is second in the league with 15 receptions and 211 yards, has an innate knack for making combat catches and drawing defensive pass interference calls.
Claypool's rookie season saw him catch 62 passes for 873 yards, nine touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns.