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Week 15 Injury Report (Bills)

The Steelers finished preparation for Sunday night's game against the Bills and will head into the game without JuJu Smith-Schuster for the fourth straight week.

Smith-Schuster returned to practice on Wednesday as a full participant after missing the last three games with a knee injury. On Thursday, though, he was limited in practice and on Friday he didn't practice and has been ruled out.

"It wasn't a setback," said Smith-Schuster. "It was more pushing myself too hard. I have to slow myself down. I am so competitive just to get out there. When you go too hard you get that moment that you have to slow yourself down to get to where you want to go. I push myself too hard all of the time I am on the field. That is just the nature of me.

"It's tough (not being out there). I have never been in a situation where I have been out like this. It's new to me. It can be frustrating sometimes, but at the same time it's part of life.

"I am going to take it day-by-day, try to get back, try to get back healthy and try and increase my role being out there."

Vance McDonald is also out this week. McDonald suffered a concussion against the Arizona Cardinals last week and hasn't been cleared from the NFL concussion protocol yet.

James Conner practiced all week, but is listed as questionable for Sunday night. 

If the Steelers get Conner back in the lineup it will do nothing but benefit the offense, giving them another threat to challenge the Bills strong defense. 

"We would be at full potential. I think that would be really scary," said Samuels. "Hopefully we can get him back for the game.

"We all have guys with different skill sets so I think we can get defenses on their toes. We can all do different things. For us to rotate that many backs in is special and it keeps us fresh. We just have to go out there and play Steelers football. We'll be fine."

Pittsburgh Steelers Participation/Injury Report, Week 15

Game Status
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Knee) - Out
RB James Conner (Shoulder) - Questionable
TE Vance McDonald (Concussion) - DNP

Friday, December 13
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Knee) - DNP
LB Mark Barron (NIR) - Full
RB James Conner (Shoulder) - Full
RB Jaylen Samuels (Groin) - Full
C Maurkice Pouncey (NIR) - Full
OG David Decastro (NIR) - Full
OT Alejandro Villanueva (NIR) - Full
TE Vance McDonald (Concussion) - DNP
OG Ramon Foster (NIR) - Full
WR Johnny Holton (Illness) - Full

Thursday, December 12
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Knee) - Limited
LB Mark Barron (NIR) - Full
RB James Conner (Shoulder) - Full
RB Jaylen Samuels (Groin) - Full
C Maurkice Pouncey (NIR) - Full
OG David Decastro (NIR) - Full
OT Alejandro Villanueva (NIR) - Full
TE Vance McDonald (Concussion) - Limited
OG Ramon Foster (NIR) - DNP
WR Johnny Holton (Illness) - DNP

Wednesday, December 11
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Knee) - Full
LB Mark Barron (NIR) - DNP
RB James Conner (Shoulder) - Full
RB Jaylen Samuels (Groin) - DNP
C Maurkice Pouncey (NIR) - DNP
OG David Decastro (NIR) - DNP
OT Alejandro Villanueva (NIR) - DNP
TE Vance McDonald (Concussion) - DNP

Buffalo Bills Participation/Injury Report, Week 15

Game Status
OG Jon Feliciano (Illness) - Questionable
DT Corey Liuget (Knee) - Questionable
OT Ty Nsekhe (Ankle) - Out

Friday, December 13
OG Jon Feliciano (Illness) - DNP
RB Frank Gore (Illness) - Full
DT Corey Liuget (Knee) - Limited
OT Ty Nsekhe (Ankle) - DNP
DT Jordan Phillips (Knee) - Full

Thursday, December 12
LB Lorenzo Alexander (Rest) - DNP
RB Frank Gore (Illness) - DNP
DE Jerry Hughes (Rest) - DNP
DT Corey Liuget (Knee) - Limited
OT Ty Nsekhe (Ankle) - DNP
DT Jordan Phillips (Knee) - Limited

Wednesday, December 11
LB Lorenzo Alexander (Rest) - DNP
DE Jerry Hughes (Rest) - DNP
DT Corey Liuget (Knee) - DNP
OT Ty Nsekhe (Ankle) - DNP

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