He started the season as the starting running back.
Six weeks later – he’s unemployed.
The Monday release of running back Issac Redman really should have come as no shock, but at the end of the day, it just shows how fast a player can go from a starter to looking for a job.
Redman and his final weeks with the Steelers appeared to come across as tense to say the least.
He was the starter opening day against the Titans, and, along with the rest of the offense, was awful to say the least.
He ran for just nine yards on eight carries in the 16-9 loss.
The team promised the run game would be better in week two, but Redman got hit on the head on the opening kickoff and Felix Jones started the game at running back in the loss.
Redman was back the following week, but that’s when the controversy really started.
He told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he had a concussion. The team said that was not the case, and that he was good to go after going through all the tests.
“I was pretty much out of it the rest of the game,” Redman told the paper. “I just tried to go back in.”
Redman said he told the team’s medical staff he was fine to get back in the game.
The going to the press appeared to tick off the team, and they paid him back for his words by making him inactive for the last three weeks.
Now with Le’Veon Bell back, and the team winning two straight, the team felt they didn’t need Redman, and didn’t wanna deal with any more of his words that could cause problems within the organization.
Redman gained 1,136 rushing yards from 2010-12, and nearly helped the team overcome a huge deficit in the playoff game two years ago against the Broncos.
The team feels that they have enough at the running back spot with Bell, Jonathan Dwyer and Felix Jones.
Which leaves Redman back looking for a job, and wondering now if his words about the ‘concussion’ he reportedly suffered was the start of his demise with the black and gold.