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.