Friday update: Conner was removed from the final injury report and is good to go for Sunday.
Thursday update: Conner got in another full practice on Thursday and is on track to play on Sunday.
Wednesday update: James Conner was able to get in a full practice on Wednesday, putting him firmly on track to play against the Colts this week.
The Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner could return in Week 16, per Brian Batko. Conner missed Monday night’s game with a calf injury and was replaced by Benny Snell. Snell played well, as he rushed 18 times for 84 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 34 more yards.
We haven’t seen anything special out of Conner this season and sticking with Snell would make sense for the Steelers, who need boosts wherever they can find them at the moment, but Conner would likely return to the starting lineup against the Colts if he is ready to go.
Conner has rushed for 663 yards and five touchdowns on a 4.3 yards per carry rate, while catching 25 passes for 145 yards. He continues to deal with injuries, which have plagued his career so far. As a free agent after this season, he’s likely to move on to a new team, giving Snell and Anthony McFarland a bigger chance in 2021.