James Conner returns to practice, nine days after injury

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Fitzgerald Touissant can take a seat.

Touissant appeared the No. 1 tailback on an initial Steelers depth chart that didn’t include the name of injured rookie James Conner. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Conner has now returned to practice, nine days after a shoulder injury suffered in the first full-pads practice of his NFL career.

Conner, of course, will have to stay healthy to win the No. 1 spot. Even then, it’s just a matter of time (presumably) before Le'Veon Bell ends his holdout and returns to the fold.

Unless, of course, the Steelers eventually decide to save $12.1 million, rescind the franchise tender from Bell, and go with the much cheaper guys they have. That continues to be a highly unlikely outcome, but it continues to be prudent to keep an eye on all options.

2 responses to “James Conner returns to practice, nine days after injury

  1. “Unless, of course, the Steelers eventually decide to save $12.1 million, rescind the franchise tender from Bell, and go with the much cheaper guys they have. That continues to be a highly unlikely outcome…”

    Yes, so unlikely that it isn’t even worth repeating over and over. And yet here we are.

  2. can they sign lache seastrunk or tjiminaga biakabatuku or some friggin body because a bum shoulder at this stage is going to get reinjured at some point.

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