CLEVELAND — Mitch Trubisky said Tuesday he knows he needs to get George Pickens more involved in the Pittsburgh Steelers offense.
He did just that in the first quarter, ripping to Pickens from the sideline in front of the Cleveland Browns bench.
Pickens, who had just two catches for 26 yards entering Thursday’s game, pulled in a 36-yard reception with one hand and kept the ball against his body as he hit the ground. It didn’t matter that he was closely guarded by Martin Emerson Jr., Pickens still made the contested catch. The Steelers’ longest pass play of the season was 36 yards.
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The catch gave the Steelers’ offense a 5-yard Najee Harris touchdown run to tie the game at 7-7 a few plays later and showed the aggressiveness and explosiveness the unit has lacked in the first two weeks.