Dec 26, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden (23) talks with Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) before the game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers activate Joe Haden, Kendrick Green off COVID list

Pittsburgh Steelers veteran cornerback Joe Haden and rookie center Kendrick Green were activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday.

The move comes one day after wide receiver Diontae Johnson was activated from a one-day stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

The Steelers (8-7-1) visit the Baltimore Ravens (8-8) on Sunday in the regular-season finale. Pittsburgh can clinch a playoff berth win a win as well as an Indianapolis Colts’ loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars and any result other than a tie in the Las Vegas Raiders-Los Angeles Chargers game.

Haden, 32, has 34 tackles in 11 games (all starts) this season. The three-time Pro Bowl selection has 611 tackles and 29 interceptions in 157 games (148 starts) in 12 seasons with the Cleveland Browns (2010-16) and Steelers.

Green, 23, started the Steelers’ first 15 games this season before sitting out their 26-14 victory over the Browns on Monday with a calf injury. He was selected by Pittsburgh in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft out of Illinois.

The Steelers also placed wide receiver James Washington on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday.

–Field Level Media

Jan 3, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (18) warms up before he game against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers place Diontae Johnson, Kendrick Green on COVID list

The Pittsburgh Steelers placed wide receiver Diontae Johnson and rookie center Kendrick Green on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday.

Johnson, 25, has recorded team-leading — and career-high — totals in catches (100), receiving yards (1,110) and receiving touchdowns (eight) in 15 games (14 starts) this season. He has 247 catches for 2,713 yards and 20 scores in 46 career games since being selected by the Steelers in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Rookie running back Najee Harris (70 receptions), wide receiver Chase Claypool (54) and rookie tight end Pat Freiermuth (54) likely could see more targets for Pittsburgh (8-7-1), which visits the Baltimore Ravens (8-8) in the season finale on Sunday.

The Steelers need a win to keep their faint playoff hopes alive.

Green, 23, started the Steelers’ first 15 games this season before sitting out their 26-14 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Monday with a calf injury. He was selected by Pittsburgh in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

–Field Level Media