The Pittsburgh Steelers list of inactive players for their game against the New Orleans Saints reads exactly the same as it did in Week 15 after JuJu Smith-Schuster was cleared to play on Sunday. James Conner is the only player forced to miss the game due to injury and he will join a group of familiar faces on the sidelines in Week 16.
Conner was once again unable to practice all week long and sits for his third consecutive game of the year against the Saints. Jaylen Samuels will get another opportunity to start, with Stevan Ridley also expected to see some carries.
Having confirmed he would be playing on Saturday night via social media, it is no surprise to note that Smith-Schuster is not among the inactives, even though he was listed as questionable on Friday. Despite beginning the week on the injury report, Cam Heyward, Bud Dupree and Terrell Edmunds will all suit up on Sunday.
For the rest of the names on the inactives report, it is a standard game day on the sidelines as a healthy scratch for Mason Rudolph, Zach Banner, Marcus Allen, Ola Adeniyi, Brian Allen and L.T. Walton.