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Steelers Place RB James Conner on COVID-19 Reserve List

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The Steelers have officially placed running back James Conner on the COVID-19 reserve list, the team announced on Saturday.

Conner, the Steelers’ starting running back, has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.

Conner will be forced to miss the Steelers’ Week 12 game against the Baltimore Ravens, which is currently scheduled for Tuesday night.

Players that test positive for COVID-19 and are symptomatic must sit out at least 10 days. Players that remain asymptomatic can return after five days out and consecutive negative tests.

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Contact tracing is underway to identify close contacts of Conner. Those players will also not be able to play on Tuesday.

Conner will likely be replaced by second-year backup Benny Snell, Jr.

He’ll join four other Steelers players on the COVID-19 list: defensive linemen Isaiah Buggs and Stephon Tuitt and offensive linemen Kevin Dotson and Jerald Hawkins.

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