Aug 12, 2013; Latrobe, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman (33) participates during training camp drills at Saint Vincent College. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers to start Isaac Redman at running back

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The Pittsburgh Steelers tried and tried to give rookie running back Le’Veon Bell the starting job, but he couldn’t stay healthy. Instead, the team will have to roll with a running back by committee situation until Bell can return from his mid-foot sprain, which shouldn’t be until around week three.

In the meantime, Isaac Redman, who has been dealing with a stinger, will be the team’s No. 1 back.

Redman has always been a favorite of the coaching staff, despite the fact that he fails to do anything spectacularly. Last season, he produced a modest 410 yards and two touchdowns with a 3.72 yards per carry average.

Jonathan Dwyer, who has looked impressive throughout the preseason, LaRod Stephens-Howling and recently acquired Felix Jones will round out the backfield.

It is a shame to see the Steelers running back situation where it currently is, when you consider their offensive line is actually a very good run-blocking line, but it is something that the team will deal have to deal with. After all, they are used to dealing with a less than ideal running back situation since Jerome Bettis called it a career.

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