first_img Steelers looking into options to replace kicker Chris Boswell Conner has also been a receiving threat out of the backfield as he has recorded 467 receiving yards and a score this season.The Steelers will enter their game against New England with a 7-5-1 record. Conner has been sidelined since he sprained his ankle against the Chargers on Dec. 2.RB James Conner (ankle) had a productive week of rehab and coach Mike Tomlin is leaving the door open for Conner to potentially play vs. Patriots. A lot would have to go right but Tomlin said it’s possible.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) December 11, 2018Conner has had a breakout season filling in for Le’Veon Bell, who will miss all of 2018 after holding out over a contract dispute. The second-year back has averaged 4.5 yards per carry and tallied 12 touchdowns on the ground in 11 games for Pittsburgh. Ben Roethlisberger injury update: Steelers QB (ribs) plans to play vs. Patriotscenter_img James Conner has a chance to play Sunday.The 23-year-old running back has had a “productive week of rehab,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin told reporters Tuesday. Tomlin said “it’s possible” Conner could play in Week 15 against the Patriots, although a lot would have to go right for that to happen. Related Newslast_img read more