|Date of Birth||5/5/1995|
|Height, Weight||6'1", 233 lbs|
|Drafted||2017 - Rd 3|
Conner (shoulder) doesn't carry an injury designation into Thursday's game against the Browns.
Conner is thus slated to see his first game action since Week 8 and should head the Steelers' ground game this weekend. Meanwhile, Jaylen Samuels is in line to work in a complementary pass-catching role, leaving Trey Edmunds and/or Tony Brooks-James as the remaining depth options in the team's backfield.
Conner (shoulder) practiced in full Tuesday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports. "I'm making a lot of progress and I think I'll be good to go," Conner said. "I can't make any guarantees, but as of right now I am feeling very good and things are very confident for me playing on Thursday (at Cleveland)."
Listed as a full participant on the Steelers' first two Week 11 injury reports, Conner is trending toward his first game action since Week 8. While the team practiced indoors Tuesday, he indicated to Omar Ruiz of NFL Network that the session was more of a walk-through than a true practice. As a result, Conner's status on Wednesday's report will give a better indication of his chances to return Thursday. A healthy Conner should take on lead back duties with Jaylen Samuels serving in a secondary role.
Connor (shoulder) was listed as a full participant on Monday's estimated injury report, Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Conner made just one appearance at practice last week before being ruled out for a second straight game, the result of a separated right shoulder. It appears the running back has made the requisite progress in his recovery, but his status still bears watching when the Steelers take the practice field before Thursday's game at Cleveland. If he returns to action Week 11, Conner likely will push Trey Edmunds back to a depth role with Jaylen Samuels acting as the primary change-of-pace option.
The Steelers are optimistic Conner (shoulder) will be available to play in Thursday's game in Cleveland, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Conner's separated right shoulder has prevented him from playing in the Steelers' last two games, but the team believes that he'll be available in some capacity in Week 11 if he can avoid any setbacks on the health front within the next few days. Given the quick turnaround for the matchup with the Browns, Conner won't have much time in practice to prove his health, so he could be subject to a restricted workload if he gains clearance to play. His availability in any capacity would still be a welcome sight for the Steelers' ground game, which averaged a season-low 1.6 yards per carry (on 27 attempts) in Sunday's 17-12 win over the Rams.
Conner (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Rams, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.
Unable to practice due to the AC joint injury in his left shoulder, Conner will miss his second game in a row as a result. With Benny Snell (knee) also sidelined, the Steelers' backfield will be powered by Jaylen Samuels and Trey Edmunds this weekend.