James Conner continues to work his way back from an ankle injury, but doesn't sound like a player who will be ready to return yet.
The Pittsburgh Steelers running back missed the past two games. He jogged around the practice field on Wednesday but officially didn't practice.
There was hope the Pro Bowl running back could return after sitting out a fortnight, but Conner's own comments sound pessimistic that he would be ready to face the New Orleans Saints.
"I'm trying," Conner said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "It's day by day. These high-ankle sprains are deceiving. I can walk around fine, I'm not limping around, but when I'm out there on the field, cutting and stuff, I'm just not ready yet."
Conner admitted if he tried to play this week, he wouldn't be at full force.