As the team prepares for their contest with the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday, they received good news with the return of receiver Diontae Johnson and running back Anthony McFarland Jr. to practice earlier today.
Johnson had been sidelined for the last four weeks due to a hamstring injury he sustained in the team's Week 1 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. His ability to move the chains at the slot or on the outside was an element the team sorely missed, and his return gives quarterback Kenny Pickett a reliable option to help move the offense.
In the case of McFarland Jr., he was the team's designated kick returner and utility back before sustaining a knee injury after Week 1.
Both players still remain on the team's Reserve/Injured list, per the team's website, and have a 21-day window to activate them in order to avoid them spending the rest of the season on injured reserve.