Conner has a chance to play this week. But, if Samuels nor Conner can go, look for Snell to get a bulk of the work on early downs with possibly Edmunds getting action on passing downs. Whyte could also be involved. A lot will need to be sorted out for those with Steeler RBs.
Will the Pittsburgh Steelers get running back James Conner back for their Week 13 Sunday home game against the Cleveland Browns? To hear Conner talk on Monday during his radio show on 93.7 The Fan, it sounds like there’s no way he’s going to play Sunday against the Browns as his shoulder injury still needs more time to heal.
“I’m definitely making progress on it,” Conner said Monday. “Getting a lot more strength in there, more stabilization. It’s one of those things that as a player I have to be smart with because if I continue to play without it being stable, then eventually surgery will need to be done. So, I just need to wait till I have enough stabilization and strength and that tendon gets a little bit stronger, because that’s kind of what I had, a little minor setback when I tried to play versus Cleveland.”
Assuming Conner does ultimately sit out Sunday against the Browns the Steelers will likely once again let running backs Snell, Samuels, Edmunds and Whyte all combine to carry the running load like the four did Sunday against the Bengals. Snell got the bulk of the workload and is looking like a must-add for this week if he's still on the wire.
Nov 21, 2019 · 6:06 PM EST
Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) missed practice again Thursday. Conner’s absence from practice doesn’t bode well for his Week 12 availability. If he’s out, Jaylen Samuels would get 10-15 touches with either Benny Snell or Trey Edmunds working in with 10+ carries.
Nov 20, 2019 · 5:28 PM EST
Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday. Conner’s absence from practice doesn’t bode well for his Week 12 availability. If he’s out, Jaylen Samuels would get 10-15 touches with either Benny Snell or Trey Edmunds working in with 10+ carries.