James Conner (knee) confident he’ll play vs. 49ers
The Pittsburgh Steelers could be without Ben Roethlisberger for the balance of the 2019 season, nonetheless initiating working succor James Conner expects to play Sunday versus the San Francisco 49ers.
Conner said Wednesday that he’s no longer obvious if he’ll practice, nonetheless is confident he’ll be ready for Sunday’s tilt, by ability of NFL Community’s Mike Garafolo.
Conner is facing a knee damage suffered late within the Steelers’ loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2.
Having the third-one year succor on the realm Sunday could be a boon for quarterback Mason Rudolph, making his first profession originate.
With Conner dinged-up, the Steelers can also unitize backup Jaylen Samuels more Sunday in San Francisco. Fourth-round rookie Benny Snell can also watch an uptick in snaps if Conner just isn’t always rotund-roam this week.
Here’s other NFL data we’re monitoring Wednesday:
1. NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport studies that Panthers quarterback Cam Newton remains in a strolling boot as he provides with a foot damage he aggravated throughout final Thursday’s loss to the Buccaneers. Rapoport adds that if Cam is unable to practice, it be no longer likely he can play Sunday at Arizona.
2. Buffalo Bills rookie working succor Devin Singletary is day-to-day with a hamstring damage and is no longer going to practice Wednesday, per coach Sean McDermott.