Toussaint took first-time snaps during Sunday's practice, Joe Rutten of TribLive.com reports.
With both James Conner (groin) and Steven Ridley (rest) held out of the team drills portion of Sunday's practice, Toussaint had the opportunity to get some extended run. The re-signing of Ridley this offseason leaves Toussaint's place on the Steelers' roster in question, but the fact that he is clearly right behind both running backs in the pecking order shows that the veteran still has a legitimate chance of surviving final cuts in a couple weeks.
Toussaint will reprise his role as a depth option behind star back Le'Veon Bell and 2017 third-rounder James Conner. In limited work with the Steelers last season, Toussaint carried six times for 25 yards and added two catches for nine yards, while suiting up for six games.
Toussaint has cleared the league's concussion protocol and will be able to return to Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Toussaint will be able to return kicks in the second half of Sunday's contest for the Steelers if need be, but he likely won't see much action out of the backfield with Le'Veon Bell at full health.
Toussaint is being evaluated for a possible concussion and his return to Sunday's contest against the Jaguars is questionable.
Toussaint's potential absence could result in additional kick-return opportunities for JuJu Smith-Schuster, but the backfield will continue to be led by Le'Veon Bell per usual.
Toussaint, who ran for 22 yards on five carries, and caught two passes (on three targets) for nine yards in Sunday's win over the Browns, finishes up the 2017 season with 25 yards on six carries and the two receptions in six games.
Toussaint added 35 yards on two kick returns, giving him 94 yards on six kick returns. An unrestricted free agent, he may be challenged for a roster spot next season by Stevan Ridley.
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|6||10/14/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/4/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ JAC||8:20 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ OAK||8:20 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ NO||4:25 pm|