Pittsburgh Steelers working again James Conner has been downgraded to doubtful for Sunday’s recreation towards the New England Patriots, the crew introduced Saturday.

Conner sprained his ankle on Dec. 2 towards the Chargers.

James Conner has rushed for 12 touchdowns this season, second within the league to Todd Gurley’s 15. David Kohl/USA TODAY Sports activities

Conner, who missed final week’s loss to the Oakland Raiders, practiced on a restricted foundation for the primary time Friday.

He has rushed for 909 yards and 12 touchdowns, the second most within the NFL this season to Todd Gurley’s 15.

He has additionally emerged as a weapon in Pittsburgh’s passing recreation, hauling in 52 receptions — third most on the crew — for 467 yards.

In Conner’s absence, Jaylen Samuels and Stevan Ridley would take over at working again.

The Steelers additionally activated extensive receiver Eli Rogers on Saturday, a supply tells ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Rogers, who tore his ACL within the Steelers’ playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in January, has been training for a couple of weeks, together with some work with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the first-team offense.

In two seasons of play with the Steelers, he has 66 receptions for 743 yards and 4 touchdowns.

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