Jonathan Dwyer not a lock to make the Steelers roster

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According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, running back Jonathan Dwyer isn’t a lock to make the Steelers final roster.

What had 10 legs and could not run in 2012? The Steelers five halfbacks. Their runners produced the fewest team yards (1,537) since 2003, and Jonathan Dwyer’s 623 yards were the lowest by their leading rusher since Merril Hoge had 610 in 1991. One of coordinator Todd Haley’s goals was to improve the ground game, and that remains a major one. Gone are Rashard Mendenhall and Chris Rainey. Added are rookie Le’Veon Bell and vet LaRod Stephens-Howling. Injuries contributed to the poor showing by the runners last season. Even though he led them, Dwyer is no lock to make the roster. Bell could claim the starting job before camp is out with his main competition Isaac Redman. Baron Batch and Stephens-Howling are candidates on third downs.

Dwyer flashed at times for the Steelers, but may not be good enough to win a roster spot this season.

Comments

  1. says

    Unless he comes to camp out of shape, Dwyer isn’t going anywhere. The only question on him has been conditioning and having a banged up I line didn’t help.

    He is quick and shifty for his size and if he is ready to go, he makes the team. He is young and to talented to just get rid off.Baron Batch is gone this year and there will be a spot for Dwyer.

  2. PA2AK says

    how is Dwyer at a worse position than Redman? Redman hasn’t produced when the starter, nor is he worth anything should they look to get rid of him. Dwyer has shown improvement whereas Redman has been consistently average at best. Dwyer also has more potential to improve as well as having a more versatile skill set. He still needs to do his offseason work, but has shown to be a better capable back than Redman. less mileage on the wheels too.

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