The Steelers were off on Thursday following their Week 12 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday evening, but the team is still required to give an estimated injury report in advance of their upcoming Monday evening game against Washington.
In that estimated report, the Steelers say running back Jaylen Samuels, who missed each of the last two games with a quadriceps injury, would have been limited for Thursday’s practice session.
Samuels did not practice at all in the 10 days leading up to the Baltimore game, so his return to the field, whenever it actually happens, will be a positive step for the third-year back.
With Samuels out and James Conner on the COVID-19 reserve list, second-year back Benny Snell Jr. got the majority of the Steelers’ work on Wednesday, with rookie Anthony McFarland Jr. spelling him. Wendell Smallwood was activated from the practice squad, but did not have a carry.
No other Steelers were listed on the estimated injury report as missing practice time on Thursday, though starting cornerback Steven Nelson had an MRI on his knee, head coach Mike Tomlin announced earlier on Thursday. His status will be monitored throughout the week.