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Former Steelers RB James Conner Placed on Cardinals COVID-19 Reserve List

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Former Steelers and current Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner, has dealt with a series of injuries that put him on the sidelines over his NFL and college career. 

Unfortunately for the Erie native, another hurdle has appeared, as Conner has been placed on the Cardinals’ COVID-19 reserve list on Thursday after being deemed as a high-risk close contact, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.

Conner, a cancer survivor, landed on the same list late last year with the Steelers after contracting the virus on Nov. 28. He remained inactive until Dec. 9 after missing the team’s first loss of the season against the Washington Football Team and the infamous Wednesday game against the Ravens. 

While getting settled in with his new squad, it was reported earlier this week that Conner could expect to see regular playing time in certain situations that favor him over Chase Edmonds.

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With the Steelers, Conner rushed for 2,302 yards and 22 touchdowns over the course of four seasons with the team. He signed with Arizona in March to a one-year, $1.75 contract.  

The Cardinals are scheduled to open their preseason against the Dallas Cowboys on Friday, a game that Conner will almost certainly miss.

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