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Steelers say James Conner would have practiced fully on Monday

The Steelers and Browns play on Thursday night, which means they had to turn in injury reports sharing practice participation levels on Monday even though they didn’t practice. The most notable estimation on the Steelers’ side was that running back James Conner would have been a full participant in practice. Conner has missed the last [more]

Freddie Kitchens calls Antonio Callaway’s benching a one-game thing

Browns wide receiver Antonio Callaway was expected to play in Sunday’s game against the Bills right up to the point the inactive list was released with his name on it. Head coach Freddie Kitchens declined to elaborate on the reason why Callaway was benched after the Browns beat the Bills 19-16, but Mary Kay Cabot [more]

Steelers plan for James Conner to return Thursday

The Steelers have won four straight, and appear close to getting the offensive boost they need. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers are planning to have running back James Conner back for Thursday’s game against the Browns. Conner has missed the last two games because of a separated shoulder. They’ve also been [more]

Sean McVay on Todd Gurley not carrying ball in fourth: Just the rotation

The way the Rams use running back Todd Gurley has been a topic of conversation since last season’s playoffs and it doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon. Gurley ran 12 times for 73 yards in the first three quarters of Sunday’s game against the Steelers, but never touched the ball in the fourth [more]

JuJu Smith-Schuster: Jalen Ramsey’s right, I’m not Antonio Brown

In the days leading up to Sunday’s game against the Steelers, Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey shared his opinion that Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster isn’t the same kind of threat that Antonio Brown was when he roamed football fields rather than the social media universe. Smith-Schuster may not be Brown, but the Rams paid him [more]

AFC playoff picture: Steelers would be in

When the Steelers lost their first two games, and lost Ben Roethlisberger for the season, it appeared hopeless. It wasn’t. In fact, if the playoffs started today, the Steelers would be in. Here’s how the AFC playoff race looks through Week 10: LEADERS 1. Patriots (8-1) The clear favorites for home-field advantage, although the Ravens [more]

Mason Rudolph has high praise for defense, and pressure

Mason Rudolph knows he’s still learning, and has room for improvement. He also knows he has a safety net beneath him, so he didn’t mind going overboard to praise them. “Our defense is playing like the ’85 Bears,” Rudolph told Peter King of NBC’s Football Morning in America. He may be stretching it, but they [more]

Steelers beat Rams, run win streak to four games

The Steelers were 1-4 and facing the Chargers on the road with their third-string quarterback when they turned their season around. Devlin Hodges led them to a win in that game, Mason Rudolph returned to the lineup after their Week Seven bye and the defense has made sure things keep on rolling. The Steelers forced [more]

Minkah Fitzpatrick fumble return puts Steelers up before halftime

The Steelers fell behind on a touchdown by the Rams defense less than a minute into the game, but they have a halftime lead after a score by their defense with less than two minutes to go in the half. Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick‘s strong play since coming to Pittsburgh continued when he picked up a [more]

Steelers draw even with Rams on James Washington TD catch

The Steelers got off to a terrible start against the Rams on Sunday, but they’ve drawn even before the end of the first quarter. Mason Rudolph hit James Washington in the end zone and Washington was able to get down in bounds for a three-yard touchdown. Chris Boswell‘s extra point made it a 7-7 game [more]

JuJu Smith-Schuster active for Steelers

The Steelers added wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster to the injury report on Friday with a foot problem, but it isn’t going to keep him from playing against the Rams this Sunday. Smith-Schuster is active after drawing a questionable listing to close out the week. That means he’ll get a chance to tangle with Rams cornerback [more]

It’s the Week 10 best bets

The #PFTPM/Chris Simms Unbuttoned Joint Mega-Picks Podcast culminates each week with our best bets. Simms and I share three wagers we’d definitely make, if we were inclined to wager. It’s become a point of pride for Simms and me, and we’re currently deadlocked at 15-9 each this season. But I’m 5-1 over the last two [more]

Week 10 early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of kickoff. Giants at Jets Giants: TE Evan Engram, WR Sterling Shepard, C Jon Halapio, T Mike Remmers, [more]

NFL teams have a winning record when playing their backup QBs this year

It’s a common refrain from NFL fans: If we lose our starting quarterback, we’re screwed. But that isn’t the case, at all. In fact, NFL teams actually have a winning record this season when forced to go to a backup because of an injury to their starter. So far this season, 35 games have been [more]

Jalen Ramsey on JuJu Smith-Schuster: With all due respect, he’s not AB

JuJu Smith-Schuster won the Steelers’ team MVP award last season over Antonio Brown. It did not sit well with Brown. Smith-Schuster had 111 receptions for 1,426 yards and seven touchdowns last season, while Brown caught 104 passes for 1,297 yards and a league-leading 15 touchdowns. Teammates voted for Smith-Schuster over Brown and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. [more]

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