Soctt Brown of ESPN.com believes Jonathan Dwyer solidified his roster spot with an impressive performance on Monday night against the Redskins.
There can’t be any questions about Jonathan Dwyer making the team after the fourth-year running back rushed for a game-high 68 yards on 14 carries.
Dwyer relieved rookie Le’Veon Bell after Bell left the game early with a foot injury, and he showed good vision and elusiveness despite running behind lines that struggled. Dwyer did lose a careless fumble, but that was one of his few blemishes, and 57 of his rushing yards came in the first half against Washington’s first-team defense.
Bell’s early injury problems make hanging onto Dwyer a must, and that would make Baron Batch the odd man out if the Steelers keep only four running backs along with fullback Will Johnson on their 53-man roster.
People don’t realize how good Dwyer even looked in 2012. He had 623 yards rushing, 2 touchdowns and averaged 4 yards per carry.