Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday the injury is "more significant" than the team originally thought. Tomlin classified the injury as a lower leg contusion after last week's 33-30 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Steelers will roll into Oakland with rookie Samuels, veteran Ridley and Edmunds, who was promoted from the practice squad for depth. This week's practices will determine how Tomlin distributes the workload, the story said. Tomlin is claiming the team will use a committee approach, but was quoted in the story as saying Samuels has been "on the rise" in recent weeks. Samuels is looking like a must-add off the wire this week, especially with the possibility Conner misses multiple weeks.