Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels Out a Month With Knee Issue

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The injury news for the Steelers just continues to worsen.

After losing Ben Roethlisberger for the season in September and backup quarterback Mason Rudolph to a concussion against the Ravens, Pittsburgh will also be without running back Jaylen Samuels for an entire month due to a knee injury.

Though Samuels has not had the impact James Conner has had, he has threatened opposing defenses as an all-around back. He played a key part in the Steelers' 27-3 win on Monday Night Football over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 4. Samuels spent a little time in the wildcat formation and went three for three for 31 yards as a passer, although he did throw an interception against the Ravens this past week.

In that game, Samuels also ran for a touchdown and caught eight passes for 57 yards, meaning the Steelers will have to replace part of their aerial attack as well as their ground game.

In his rookie season in 2018, Samuels totaled over 450 yards from scrimmage and caught three touchdowns. The Steelers will not have an easy time without him considering three of their next four games are against the Chargers, Colts, and Rams.