Report: Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer Not Expected To See Carries Monday Night

After losing running back LaRod Stephens-Howling for the season to a knee injury last week in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to re-sign running back Jonathan Dwyer to take his spot on the roster.

While Dwyer is dressed for the Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio said during the pre-game radio show that he doesn’t expect the former sixth-round draft pick to play on offense unless an injury occurs.

Prisuta reports that the Steelers will start running back Isaac Redman Monday night and spell him with Felix Jones, who the team traded for during the preseason.

Dwyer led the team in rushing during the preseason, but was waived during the final round of roster cuts.

We will have to see how this ultimately plays out as the Steelers have to get their running game going against the Bengals. Prisuta sounded pretty sure of himself, so take it for what it is worth.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    If Redman starts like he did last week do we have a choice?

  • Andrew Grigsby

    Tomlin is clueless man, why won’t he start Jones? He went out of his way in the preseason to praise him and he didn’t play last week. Tomlin needs to get it together real quick!

  • Putter

    I think they are all on a short leash. If the ball hits the ground, they’re out. (hopefully, they don’t play scared of being benched)

  • Lamarr56

    I was at the Bengals Steelers game last week where Dwyer ran for over 100, and I think it’s obvious that Dwyer is the best RB on the team. I love Redman but he is old and slow. Felix has lost his burst and is not a great back. Dwyer is the best back we have and we need to give him the ball.

  • Christopher Wilkes

    I wouldn’t expect them to give Dwyer a chance, because how would that make them look.

  • JPDQ

    Yep, Tomlin’s looking like a bonafide genius with our running “attack.”

  • Elaine Spry