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Pat Freiermuth clears concussion protocol, expected to play in Week 7 vs. Dolphins

We break down the news that Pat Freiermuth is in concussion protocol. What it means for Week 7 and beyond.

 Pat Freiermuth #88 of the Pittsburgh Steelers on the field before a game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium on October 9, 2022 in Orchard Park, New York. Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

Friday PM Update: The Steelers officially removed Freiermuth from the injury list.

Friday Update: Freiermuth has cleared concussion protocols and is expected to play on Sunday night.

Thursday update: Pat Freiermuth was a full participant for a second straight day at practice, per David Furones. He is on track to play on Sunday.

The Pittsburgh Steelers appear set to get tight end Pat Freiermuth back this week after he practiced in full on Wednesday. Freiermuth suffered a brain injury in Week 5 against the Bills and was unable to play last week against the Buccaneers. After getting a full practice in on Wednesday, he should be able to get cleared and return to face the Dolphins in Week 7.

The Steelers could also get quarterback Kenny Pickett back after his Week 6 concussion, as he was able to return to a full practice on Wednesday as well.

Fantasy football implications for Week 7

Freiermuth has proven to be a useful fantasy football commodity, with two games over 75 yards receiving and three with four or more receptions. He has just the one touchdown, but he’s always a threat to score. He’s a must start as long as he’s cleared for this matchup.