It’s probably too soon to panic, but one of the Steelers young offensive stars has been dealing with a knee problem.
Via Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has been limited with what he called a frustrating knee injury. He said he expected to be fine by the start of training camp, however.
Just something that’s been bothering me over time, Smith-Schuster said. Kind of just adds up and lets me know, ‘Yo, I need to get it checked out.’ We got it checked out.
He wouldn’t get into any detail about his condition, but admitted it was difficult not being fully involved. He hasn’t done any team drills in OTAs or minicamp.
Once I’m able to run out there and put on the pads and be with my guys, it’s like the whole game changes, he said. It’s like I never left.
The 21-year-old was a revelation last year, the youngest player to ever total more than 1,000 yards (including 917 receiving yards) with eight touchdowns. and with Martavis Bryant traded to the Raiders this offseason, it’s that much more important to have him up and running.
They went to see Deadpool 2. As the movie played, Shepley pointed to the screen: There I am, he told his new teammate.
Before signing with the Jets as an undrafted free agent, Shepley signed another big deal — for a part as a featured extra in the big-budget movie. He plays Omega Red, a villain known for his fights with Wolverine.
It was crazy, James recalled this week.
Shepley’s journey to the big screen began in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia, where he was an English major and a star lineman. Many movies are filmed in Vancouver because it’s cheaper than filming in some big US cities. Some of Shepley’s teammates told him about signing up to be an extra in films as a way to make some extra money.