Steelers promote RB Trey Edmunds; place WR Justin Hunter on IR
The Pittsburgh Steelers promoted running back Trey Edmunds from the practice squad, a precursor to Tuesday’s announcement that starter James Conner is out for Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders.
Conner injured his leg with 4:45 remaining in the Steelers’ 33-30 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
Edmunds is the older brother of Steelers first-round draft pick Terrell Edmunds. Trey Edmunds spent the 2017 season with the New Orleans Saints but was signed by the Steelers in September after he was waived.
Edmunds will replace wide receiver Justin Hunter on the 53-man roster. Hunter was placed on injured reserve after he injured his shoulder diving for a pass in the end zone against the Chargers. Hunter appeared in only five games and had three catches for 21 yards.
In other moves, the Steelers re-signed inside linebacker Matthew Thomas to the practice squad, signed running back Ralph Webb to the practice squad and waived outside linebacker Farrington Huguenin.
Webb was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent. He was cut in September and spent a few weeks on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad before being released Monday.