Report: Steelers Looking To Trade RB Jonathan Dwyer On Saturday

Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network is reporting Saturday morning on Twitter that the Pittsburgh Steelers are trying to trade running back Jonathan Dwyer.

Dwyer, the Steelers sixth-round draft pick in 2010, is considered to be the more marketable running back on the roster currently, but is also only under contract for 2013 after signing a one-year restricted tender in the amount of $1.323 million.

The Steelers drafted Michigan State running back Le\’Veon Bell in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft on Friday and they also added free agent LaRod Stephens-Howling to the roster on Friday in addition.

Neither Dwyer nor Isaac Redman really have much trade value right now and the Steelers would be doing good to get a seventh round draft pick for either of them being as neither are signed past the 2013 season.

UPDATE: Take this for what it is worth: Scout Dave-Te Thomas emailed me to tell me Dwyer is actively being shopped & Denver wants him for Joe Mays.

UPDATE TWO: The details of Mays contract show a base due in 2013 of $4 million, so you can scratch that as an option. 2014 $3.5 million

  • steeltown

    Bad move… Dwyer is worth more than a 7th Rd pick

  • Roids

    Hm is he out of shape again? I don’t see a reason to trade him unless it’s for the above mentioned habit. Cheap running back that I saw promise in when he wasn’t fumbling and to me a 7th rounder is just not enough even if you only have him for 1 more year.

  • SteelSpine

    Good article on this one DaveB, I agree with all that.

  • Eric MacLaurin

    Dwyer and a 2014 6th for a 5th this year?

  • dgh57

    I know it’s a stretch but if you’re going to trade Dwyer can we make it a 4th rd. pick! Safeties I’m afraid won’t make it to our pick!!

  • Ahmad

    I think there might be more into this Dwyer trade than a numbers game.

  • Stephen Dale

    forget the safety worries !!!!!! Pitt just took a 5’8″ SS in the 4th rd and only had to give up a 3rd in the 2015 draft .

  • mokhkw

    Wow, HTH did Mays end up with a contract that size? Was this another Josh McDaniels move?

    Considering our injury history with RBs & Tomlin’s love of benching them, I’d prefer to hang onto Dwyer for one more year. 7th is too low imo.

  • Dan

    Unless there’s great trade value, I don’t agree with this. He is a hard runner and could do well with stability in the O-line. I hate when these things leak. Now that word is out it will create issues with the player. Not that an NFL team can really afford to worry about everybody’s feelings….but still.

  • rob.pghsteelersfan

    Let him go. He won’t start anyway. The Steelers obviously feel like they have found their starter and added another RB that fits what they want to do on offense. He and Redman have very similar skill sets too. Backup RBs are easy to find. Better to get a pick this year than have to wait to maybe get a comp pick in the ’15 draft. He might also be mad he won’t start. All reasons to just do it now.

    If either Dwyer or Redman was that good then one of them would have had more production last year. Spare me the OL talk, a RB shouldn’t need an all pro line to produce.

  • Dwyer is to good to give up on now. He is just learning to train like a pro and act like a pro. Why trade him when he might start to payoff.

  • Tom Yun

    good luck finding any suckers..I mean takers

  • Pete

    If his name is Barry Sanders, sure. But most RBs need a decent OL to produce good numbers. The Steelers OL has been a mess the past few years. When the OL improves (experience and fewer injuries) watch how much the run game improves. Even with a semblance of an OL, Dwyer had 2 back-to-back 100 yd games while Redman had a 100 yd game and another where he had over 100 yds receiving. These boys can run with a good OL.

  • SteelSpine

    Hehehe. Awe way to tell it.