Steelers RB Conner more likely to observe Wednesday

Steelers RB Conner likely to practice Wednesday

Pittsburgh Steelers working again James Conner seems to be able to return to the sphere.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin confirmed that Conner remained in concussion protocol on Tuesday afternoon, however informed reporters that the 23-year-old’s participation in Wednesday’s observe will “lay these discussions (about his availability) to mattress.”

Conner was evaluated within the sideline medical tent throughout the third quarter of Thursday’s 52-14 romp over the Carolina Panthers. He briefly returned to the competition within the fourth quarter earlier than retreating to the sideline.

The 6-foot-1, 233-yard Conner had one other stable night time earlier than exiting the competition, dashing for 65 yards and a landing on 13 carries and including one reception for eight yards.

With Le’Veon Bell away from the workforce this season, Conner has recorded a franchise-best 1,158 scrimmage yards (771 dashing, 387 receiving) in 9 video games. He additionally has 11 complete touchdowns (10 dashing, one receiving).

A 3rd-round pick of Pitt within the 2017 NFL Draft, Conner has scored eight touchdowns (seven dashing) throughout Pittsburgh’s five-game profitable streak — a span during which the Steelers have amassed 177 factors.

The Steelers (6-2-1) bid to increase their profitable streak on Sunday (1 .p.m. ET) once they go to the Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6) in a rematch of final season’s AFC divisional-round sport.

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