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Aug 19, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer (27) runs with the ball as Washington Redskins safety Bacarri Rambo (29) defends in the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Jonathan Dwyer reported to spring practice at an estimated 260 pounds

Pittsburgh Steelers running back has moved ahead of Jonathan Dwyer on the Steelers depth chart because Dwyer reported to spring practice weighing around an estimated 260 pounds.

He pretty much showed up to spring practice built like Jerome “The Bus” Bettis. They both stand at 5’11 and at the time weighed exactly the same. Dwyer weighed in at 260 while Bettis weighed in at 255 the last time he played back in 2006.

Head coach Mike Tomlin called Dwyer out for his lack of conditioning and since then, he’s dropped 25 pounds and is leading the team with 83 yards in 20 pre-season carries. Still, Redman remains listed as a co-starter with Le’Veon Bell on the official depth chart.

Dwyer and Redman will battle for the starting position now that Bell is out indefinitely. Bell will reportedly not need surgery to repair the sprain in his right foot.

I think when it comes down too it, both players will end up starting the season as co-starters until Bell is able to return to action. I say Redman retains the co-starter spot as soon as Bell returns.

What do you think Pittsburgh Steelers fans? Who wins the battle between Redman and Dwyer? And who backs up Bell when he returns from this injury?

Leave your opinions in the comment section below. I would love to hear your thoughts on this halfback battle!

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