Report: Giants Worked Out Former Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer On Tuesday

According to Art Stapleton of The Record, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer worked out for the New York Giants on Tuesday.

Dwyer, who was waived by the Steelers over the weekend, wasn’t the only running back that the Giants worked out, however, as Stapleton also reports that free agents Beanie Wells and Leon Washington were also brought in for a look.

The Giants are likely looking for a backup to David Wilson after losing Andre Brown to a broken leg during their final preseason game.

Dwyer, who was drafted by the Steelers in the sixth-round of the 2010 NFL Draft, was the odd man out in Pittsburgh after the team traded for running back Felix Jones just prior to their third preseason game. Head coach Mike Tomlin talked about the decision to release the Georgia Tech product Tuesday afternoon during his press conference.

“It was really about what we thought the other guys could give us,” said Tomlin.

We will have to wait and see if the Giants sign Dwyer on Wednesday as they could just be updating their running back files should they lose another one to injury. Teams around the league are gearing up for their season openers, so if Dwyer does not find a new home by Wednesday night, he might have be watching the week one games from home.

  • Kolie Oak

    Great place for Dwyer.
    Good luck Jonathan.

  • Intropy

    I’m reminded of rumors a few months back of Ahmad Bradshaw heading to the Steelers.

  • Fu-Schnickens

    I second the motion. Sorry to see you go, Jonathan. Our loss is the Giants’ gain – good luck.

  • Tom

    They were going to sign him, but he fumbled the pen.

  • Dwayne Ferguson

    Remember how Dwyer was quick to sign that tender? Everybody got all excited and anointed him the starter… that didn’t work out. That said, he should be a good fit in NY.

  • Shea Fahr

    Dwyer seems to be a good guy. I hope he can catch on with a team and turn things around to reach his full potential.