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.
Conner was the handcuff to Bell so Bell owners will want to pay attention to how he recovers since he torn his MCL in college. A report yesterday said the Steelers may look outside the organization for help at the position. Right now Nix and Toussaint are up next on the depth chart.