James Conner finished practice Sunday as an onlooker because of a groin injury. Stevan Ridley also was not used in team drills. While they were out, Fitzgerald Toussaint and fifth-round pick Jaylen Samuels got the work ahead of undrafted free agents Jarvion Franklin and James Summers.
Related players: LeVeon Bell
The story said HC Mike Tomlin didn’t seem concerned and chalked up Conner’s absence to a desire to see other running backs get work with the first team. Of course, the Steelers hope Bell returns to camp sooner than later and this battle is for his backup.