Mike Tomlin calls James Conner, JuJu Smith-Schuster questionable for this week

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The Steelers will be getting center Maurkice Pouncey back in the lineup this week after a two-game suspension, but they may still be without a couple of starters against the Cardinals.

Head coach Mike Tomlin said at his Tuesday press conference that running back James Conner and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster are both considered questionable to play this weekend.

Conner has missed the last two games and four of the last five with a shoulder injury while Smith-Schuster has been out the last two weeks with a knee injury. Tomlin said that Conner has a better chance of practicing on Wednesday than Smith-Schuster, but it sounds like there won’t be clarity for either guy until closer to Sunday.

Benny Snell has run for 161 yards and a touchdown in place of Conner the last two weeks while James Washington has posted seven catches for 209 yards and two touchdowns as the leading receiver in Smith-Schuster’s absence.

9 responses to “Mike Tomlin calls James Conner, JuJu Smith-Schuster questionable for this week

  1. It’s interesting that Mike Tomlin speaks on behalf of the Steelers. And Bill Belichick speaks on behalf of the Patriots. In fact for 31 teams their head coach speaks on behalf of the team. Why is this not the case in Dallas?

  2. “TimTebowGodOfFootballKarma says:
    December 3, 2019 at 2:30 pm
    Steelers are better off without those fumble machines.”

    Keep wiping your tears with your “Pittsburgh Started It” T-shirt from the spanking you got from a QB no one wanted. After your done whining and trolling, go get your shine box ready for next year.

  3. I find the suggestion that the Steelers should allow Conner and JuJu another week to “heal up” to be incredibly short-sighted. If they are healthy enough to contribute even a little, they have to play on Sunday. They are unquestionably the team’s best players at their positions, the kind of players that force opponents to game plan for them. The Cardinals game is exactly the kind of trap game that the Steelers lose ALL THE TIME. The Steelers need all the quality players they can put on the field, IMO.

  4. Don’t know if I’d be in a rush to bring back a RB who averages 3.8 yards a carry or a so called “No.1” receiver that averages only 50 yards/game. Maybe give some time for some real talent to develop and hopefully have a chance at being a relevant franchise next year.

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