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Steelers Drop More Hints This Week That Conner’s Workload Might Decrease In 2019

Last season, Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner touched the football 270 times in total in the 12 and a half games that he played in. With the Steelers about to close out their 2019 mandatory minicamp practices, it’s starting to sound more and more like Conner might be hard-pressed to hit those same touch totals this upcoming season. In fact, Conner, who is now in his third season with the Steelers after being selected in the third-round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Pittsburgh, said has much on Wednesday.

“I think it’ll be spread out pretty evenly,” Conner said, according to Jonathan Bombulie of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, in regard to the possibility of the Steelers offense using a much more balanced workload approach in 2019 with their running backs than the previous season.