Steelers running back Jaylen Samuels will be missing some time, as today coach Mike Tomlin stated that the back will miss about a month after having his knee scoped.
“We had him evaluated and saw that that was necessary, so we made the decision to fix it ASAP and it was fixed yesterday,” Tomlin said.
Samuels, who was the backup to James Conner, suffered a knee sprain after Sunday’s 26-23 home overtime loss to the Ravens.
Thus far this season Samuels has 50 rushing yards and a touchdown, with 13 catches for 83 yards. He also threw a pick in the game on Sunday in the wildcat formation.
With Samuels out, it will be time to see what draft choice Benny Snell Jr. can do. Tomlin said Tuesday that Snell was “chomping at the bit” to get more reps at the running back spot, as he said the back has been making plays on special teams.
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