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Steelers RB James Conner Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week



Steelers running back James Conner has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week after his performance in the team’s Week 8 win over the Miami Dolphins on Monday night.

Conner rushed for 145 yards on 23 carries, which is his largest output this season and one yard shy of his career high. He averaged 6.3 yards per carry against the Dolphins, over two yards more than his previous best game this season

He also contributed on the scoreboard with a 9-yard touchdown run on a draw in the fourth quarter.

Conner would likely have set his career high mark in rushing yards, but he was forced to exit the game late with an AC joint injury that has his status in question for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.

With both Conner and Benny Snell injured against the Dolphins. Steelers signed former Pitt running back Darrin Hall to their practice squad to add depth to the position on Wednesday.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that Conner is experienced enough that he should be able to suit up against the Colts even if he doesn’t get a full week of work in practice this week.

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