Less than two weeks after being cut by the Pittsburg Steelers, running back Jonathon Dwyer is very likely to resign with the Steelers as early as today. Pittsburg is in dire need for a running back after their atrocious performance against the Titans yesterday.
The Steelers running backs ran for only 32 yards on Sunday. LaRod Stephens-Howling led the team with 19 yards on six carries before exiting the game with a torn ACL; he will miss the rest of the season. Fellow running back Isaac Redman had nine yards on eight carries and fumbled twice. Rookie running back Le’Veon Bell was held out of the game with a foot injury.
With the Steelers’ running game virtually non-existent in an embarrassing home loss against the Titans, the addition of Dwyer will bring much needed experience to the Pittsburg backfield. The entire Steelers’ offense will be under examination at practice this week as they failed to score until the 1:23 mark in the fourth quarter.
Dwyer could draw interest from the New York Giants as they had issues with ball security in Week 1. Unemployment is never ideal, especially to pro athletes; but it seems as if Dwyer will be back to work soon.