According to Art Stapleton of The Record, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer worked out for the New York Giants on Tuesday.
Hearing FA RBs Beanie Wells + Jonathan Dwyer were among those at #NYG workouts today. Doesn't sound like Wells' knee has improved from June
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) September 3, 2013
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.