Dwyer Coming Back To Steelers To Help Running Game


Last seasons leading rusher Jonathan Dwyer is on his way back to the Steel City, just a day after the teams awful 16-9 opening day loss to the Titans.

Dwyer was released by the Steelers in their final cuts, and many scratched their heads at why after he seemed to show signs of progressing as a running back during camp.

His return will take the place of running back LaRod Stephens-Howling, who will miss the rest of the 2013 season after injuring his right knee in the loss to Tennessee.

“Yeah, I’m coming back,” Dwyer said to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

The Steelers run game flat out stunk on Sunday, rushing for just 32 yards on 15 carries, with Isaac Redmen getting the call as the main back and losing a fumble in the end zone that could have given the Steelers an early 9 or 10-0 lead.

Second-round pick Le’Veon Bell is still trying to work his way back from a foot injury, and for now it will be Dwyer, Redman and Felix Jones, who didn’t get a carry Sunday, in the backfield.

Last season Dwyer led the team in rushing with 623 yards on 156 carries and scored two touchdowns.

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Matt Loede
Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and of course, the National Football League. On NFL Sunday’s you can hear Matt on National networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and other stations around the country. Matt also joined The Washington Post in 2009 as a guest columnist on league hot topics. Born and raised in Cleveland, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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