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Mike Tomlin on Return of JuJu Smith-Schuster

The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver returned from Injured Reserve.

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers got a major boost in their offense during the practice week with the return of wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. 

Smith-Schuster returned to the field after spending a majority of the season on Injured Reserve. The wideout underwent shoulder surgery after an injury in Week 5, but opened his 21-day return window just in time for the playoffs. 

"He's worked hard in rehibilation and gotten himself to this point," head coach Mike Tomlin said on Smith-Schuster's return. "We simply started his 21-day window. ... Good to have him out here, but it's just part of the process."

The Steelers are still unsure if Smith-Schuster is an option for Wildcard weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs. Right now, the focus is assuring he's conditioned and at full-strength. 

Pittsburgh has 21 days to activate Smith-Schuster to the 53-man roster. 

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