Steelers RB Conner (shoulder) ruled out vs. Rams


Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner will miss his second straight game when he sits out Sunday’s game against the visiting Los Angeles Rams, the team announced Friday.

Conner has been nursing an AC joint sprain in his shoulder sustained in the waning moments of Pittsburgh’s 27-14 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 28.

Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (foot) was listed as a limited participant in Friday’s practice. He is questionable to face the Rams (5-3).

Fullback Roosevelt Nix (knee), running back Benny Snell Jr. (knee) and offensive guard Ramon Foster (concussion) have all been ruled out for the Steelers (4-4).

Trey Edmunds replaced Conner and rushed 12 times for 73 yards in last Sunday’s 26-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Edmunds was a full participant in Friday’s practice after sitting out the previous two days with sore ribs.

Conner, 24, has 97 carries for 380 yards and four touchdowns in seven games this season, one year removed from reaching the Pro Bowl with 973 yards and 12 scores.