Steelers RB James Conner (quad) is good to go for Sunday vs. Colts

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The Steelers have fallen. Running back James Conner will be available to help them get up.

The fourth-year tailback has been removed from the final Week 16 injury report, despite a quad injury.

Conner has played only once since Week 11, due both to placement on the COVID-19 reserve list and, more recently, the leg injury. In a Week 14 loss to the Bills, Conner gained only 18 yards on 10 carries.

For the season, Conner (in a contract year) has only 663 rushing yards. The Steelers need to rediscover their running game before the postseason, or they’ll have a short stay there.

Also available for the Steelers will be tight end Eric Ebron, who exited Monday night’s game with a back injury. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger continues to not be listed on the injury report, despite widespread speculation (and some reporting) that he has a lingering knee issue.

Linebacker Ulysees Gilbert III (ankle) is out. Linebackers Marcus Allen (stinger) and Olasunkanmi Adeniyi (shoulder) are questionable, as are kicker Chris Boswell (groin) and running back Anthony McFarland (Illness).

The Steelers host the Colts on Sunday. A win by Pittsburgh clinches the division. A loss coupled with a Cleveland win over the Jets creates a Week 17 Pittsburgh-Cleveland showdown for the AFC North crown.

11 responses to “Steelers RB James Conner (quad) is good to go for Sunday vs. Colts

  1. With that totally offensive line the RBs are the least of their problems.
    Check it…the decline started when they let Munchak go to Denver…

  2. lastwordonpft says:
    December 25, 2020 at 5:53 pm
    With that totally offensive line the RBs are the least of their problems.
    Check it…the decline started when they let Munchak go to Denver…
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    the Steelers didn’t “let Munchak go”….
    He wanted to go to Denver due to family location and family concerns.
    You cannot force a coach to stay – especially when his contract expires.

  3. stillers1963
    the Steelers didn’t “let Munchak go”….
    He wanted to go to Denver due to family location and family concerns.
    You cannot force a coach to stay – especially when his contract expires.
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    they let his contract expire, instead of locking him up to multi-year like with their other coaches

  4. Snell should be the starter, he seems a better fit. Conner is solid as a change of pace back but not durable enough to be counted on with a big workload. The O-line, to along with the rest of the offense,is underachieving so much it’s a tailspin that can no longer be averted.

  5. Conner,JuJu, and Cam Sutton will unceremoniously exit at the end of the yr. Only TJ Watt will see new Steelers money, from the 2017 draft class. And for good reason.

  6. Conners has proven nothing except he is prone to injuries. The Steelers need to stay with one guy and get some kind of flow in the running game

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