Steelers promote Trey Edmunds, place Justin Hunter on IR

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The word on James Conner is that the leg injury he suffered against the Chargers last Sunday night isn’t particularly serious, but the Steelers moved to add an option to their backfield on Tuesday.

The team has promoted Trey Edmunds from the practice squad to the active roster. He joins Conner, Jaylen Samuels and Stevan Ridley on the 53-man roster in Pittsburgh.

Edmunds is the older brother of Steelers first-round safety Terrell Edmunds and entered the league as an undrafted rookie with the Saints last year. He had nine carries for 48 yards and a touchdown and returned three kickoffs for 65 yards while spending the whole season on the active roster in New Orleans.

Wide receiver Justin Hunter was placed on injured reserve in another move by the Steelers. Hunter hurt his shoulder against the Chargers and his year ends with three catches for 21 yards.

13 responses to “Steelers promote Trey Edmunds, place Justin Hunter on IR

  1. .
    The Steelers have to go to Oakland which for decades has been a house of horrors for them. Then they are home to NE, at the Saints and finish up against the Bengals. It’s a difficult home stretch.

  2. tomthebombtracy says:
    December 4, 2018 at 10:11 am
    Bet they add WR Eli Rogers from PUP list and cut RB Ridley.


    Maybe, but what gain do they get from Edmunds over Ridley? Ridley hasn’t looked great, but he’s had pretty limited opportunities.

    Wondering if they’ll rule out Conner vs Raiders to heal. Edmunds becomes the #3 behind Samuels and Ridley, then released or PS when Conner’s fully healthy (presumably vs Pats).

  3. Bet they add WR Eli Rogers from PUP list and cut RB Ridley.

    Why would they cut Ridley now? Seems unlikely, unless I’m missing something.

  4. Why would you “rest” one of your starters/key contributors unless your postseason position is already set??? Any Given Sunday. With their upcoming schedule, the Faders game is a MUST win. Didn’t the Faders just take the Chiefs down to the wire this past week? Classic trap game upcoming. Maybe you take some touches off of his plate, but if he can play, then he plays.

  5. A team that blows a 16 point lead at home is going to have a rough time against a nothing to lose/everything to prove Raiders team that lost to the Chiefs by only a TD. Raiders are fighting mad and they’re going to take it out on the Steelers on their own turf. Look for a AFCW sweep of this imploding franchise. This may very well be the game where Little Ben comes up with his annual fake injury as a big excuse for laying an egg.

  6. thedukea1 says:
    December 4, 2018 at 11:58 am
    Why would you “rest” one of your starters/key contributors unless your postseason position is already set??? Any Given Sunday.


    Conner’s leg injury could’ve been a lot worse. Why risk further damage losing him the rest of the year if he could sit a game and heal. I’m assuming they’d rather him miss the Raiders game than get injured worse and then miss both the Pats and Saints games.

  7. Many Saints fans were very disappointed to see Trey Edmunds not play when Mark Ingram was suspended and even more so when he was released so they could bring in a lineman. He’s solid and the Steelers are fortunate to have him.

    The Saints had a lot of difficulty switching running back packages with MI early in his career because the opposing team knew it would be a run. Now that MI and AK can run and catch interchangeably it worked out, but that is the main reason Trey Edmunds didn’t play much for the Saints; similar to Adrian Peterson last season. Wrong offense for that style of back.

  8. For those who choose not to read. Conner was ruled out. The article you are commenting on has stated so.

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