Conner expects the Steelers to spread out backfield work this season, Jonathan Bombulie of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. "I think it'll be spread out pretty evenly," Conner said. "I've seen [Benny Snell's] college tape. He's also learned the offense really quick. I know he'll be ready to play this year. Jaylen [Samuels], obviously, is going to make a lot of plays, too."
Conner's snap share topped 72 percent in 11 of his 13 games last season, including seven weeks at 84 percent or higher. It was a different story in Week 17 after he returned from a knee injury, with Samuels getting most of the playing time on passing downs. Conner still figures to take most of the carries in 2019, but it makes sense to remove him from the field in obvious passing situations, considering Samuels had 201 receptions for 1,851 yards and 19 touchdowns in his four-year career at NC State. It's harder to see how Snell might get involved, but the Steelers thought enough of him to invest a fourth-round pick in the 2019 draft. Jun 13 10:59 am (EST)
- Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert pointed to Conner and Jaylen Samuels as part of the impetus for the decision not to place a transition tag on Le'Veon Bell, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
- Conner (ankle) ran for 64 yards on 14 carries and caught all three of his targets for 30 yards during Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati.
- Conner (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bengals. All James Conner News
2019 PRESEASON PROJECTIONS
2019 PRESEASON RANKINGS
2018 SEASON STATS
|LAST 3 WEEKS||14||64||0||3||3||30||0|
|Dec 30||W 16 - 13||CIN||14||64||0||3||30||0|
|Dec 23||L 31 - 28||@ NO||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Dec 16||W 17 - 10||NE||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Dec 09||L 24 - 21||@ OAK||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Dec 02||L 33 - 30||LAC||15||60||2||3||14||0|
|Nov 25||L 24 - 17||@ DEN||13||53||0||4||42||0|
|Nov 18||W 20 - 16||@ JAC||9||25||0||6||24||0|
|Nov 08||W 52 - 21||CAR||13||65||1||1||8||0|
|Nov 04||W 23 - 16||@ BAL||24||107||0||7||56||1|
|Oct 28||W 33 - 18||CLE||24||146||2||5||66||0|
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