Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) didn't practice on Wednesday. Consider him worse than 50/50 to play against the Bengals this weekend. His absence would thrust RB Jaylen Samuels back into the lead role in a plus matchup.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Steelers RB James Conner's status for Sunday's game against the Bengals is "up in the air." Conner's shoulder injury reportedly isn't worse than it was after exiting Thursday night's game in Cleveland, and his availability "depends on how he feels." We'll keep a close eye on his practice participation this week. Jaylen Samuels will step back in as Pittsburgh's lead back if Conner can't play Sunday.
Steelers RB James Conner left Thursday night's game against the Browns with a shoulder injury. He's questionable to return. Conner, of course, missed the previous 2 games with a shoulder injury but returned to full practices this week. We'll see about his status.
Update: Conner has been ruled out. Pittsburgh is back down to RBs Jaylen Samuels, Trey Edmunds and Tony Brooks-James.
Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report. He'll return for Thursday night's game against a Browns defense that's been gashed for 5.4 yards per carry by RBs over the last 5 games.
The Steelers are expecting to get RB James Conner (shoulder) back for Thursday night's game against the Browns, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac. RB Jaylen Samuels has mustered just 1.8 yards per carry over the past 2 weeks, so Conner should step right back in as Pittsburgh's lead ball-carrier. He'll be an upside fantasy play vs. a Cleveland defense that's coughed up 5.4 yards per carry to RBs over its last 5 games.