James Conner not returning to Steelers, signs with Arizona Cardinals

PITTSBURGH — Running back James Conner is a Steeler no more.

He is heading to the desert, signing with the Arizona Cardinals.

Conner was drafted by the Steelers in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft and played four seasons for the Black and Gold. He rushed for over 2,300 yards and scored 22 career touchdowns. Conner was named to the NFL Pro Bowl following the 2018 season.

Conner is a western Pennsylvania success story. The Erie native played for the University of Pittsburgh and survived Hodgkin’s Lymphoma before making it to the NFL.

The other running backs currently on the Steelers roster include Trey Edmunds, Anthony McFarland, Jaylen Samuels, Benny Snell Jr. and Kalen Ballage.