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Steelers Injury Report: Three running backs out Sunday, JuJu Smith-Schuster questionable

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JuJu was limited in Friday’s practice with a foot injury

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The Pittsburgh Steelers held their final practice for Week 10 on Friday as they prepare for the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. According to the Steelers PR Department, four players have been ruled out while another is questionable.

The Steelers had hoped James Conner would be available Sunday especially after he was able to practice in a limited fashion on Wednesday. Unfortunately, Conner was unable to participate the rest of the week and has been ruled out for Sunday. As expected, both Benny Snell Jr. and Roosevelt Nix missed practice again on Friday and are both out against the Rams. Surprisingly, Trey Edmunds was a full participant on Friday with his injured ribs and does not have an injury designation for Sunday.

The new addition to the injury report on Friday was wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster who was limited with a foot injury. He is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game

Ramon Foster suffered a setback with the NFL concussion protocol as he was unable to practice Thursday or Friday after being limited on Wednesday and has been ruled out against the Rams. It was reported Matt Feiler moved to left guard for practice on Thursday and Chukwuma Okorafor came in to play the right tackle position. What is unclear about the situation is if this was strictly to get both players some practice time as they will be the main backups at those positions on Sunday, or if the Steelers decided to go with Feiler at guard over B.J. Finney who started last week against the Indianapolis Colts. According to DKPittsburghSports Dejan Kovacevic, Feiler will get the start at left guard with Chuks getting his first snaps of 2019 as he will be the starter at right tackle.

An addition to the injury list on Thursday was defensive lineman Tyson Alualu who missed practice with a knee injury. Alualu returned as a full participant Friday and carries no injury status. Wide receiver Ryan Switzer has missed Wednesday’s practice with a back injury but was also able to return as a full participant the rest of the week.

As for the Rams injury report, it can be seen below courtesy of Steelers.com. Due to the Rams being a West Coast team, injury reports will come later in the day.

Los Angeles Rams Participation/Injury Report, Week 10

Game Status

WR Brandin Cooks (Concussion) - Out

LB Bryce Hager (Shoulder) - Out

WR JoJo Natson (Illness) - Questionable

Friday, November 8

WR Brandin Cooks (Concussion) - Limited

LB Bryce Hager (Shoulder) - DNP

DT Tanzel Smart (Illness) - Full

RB Malcolm Brown (Ankle) - Full

LB Clay Matthews (Jaw) - Full

OL Andrew Whitworth (NIR) - Full

WR JoJo Natson (Illness) - DNP

RB Todd Gurley (NIR) - DNP