The Pittsburgh Steelers plans at running back continue to get more and more confusing.
Isaac Redman told reporters today that he ran with the first team offense in practice and believes that indicates he’ll be the starter in the season opener.
Isaac Redman said he practiced today and took the reps that indicate he will start regular-season opener against Tennessee.
— Scott Brown (@ScottBrown_ESPN) September 2, 2013
It’s been a crazy week for the Steelers and their running back options. Pittsburgh cut Jonathan Dwyer on August 31st in one of the more surprising cuts of the offseason. Reports came out after the Dwyer cut that Felix Jones, just a month removed from being traded to the Steelers from Philadelphia, would start Week 1. Meanwhile, rookie Le’Veon Bell—the expected preseason starter—is recovering from a foot injury and hopes to return by Week 2.
No matter who truly starts (and at this point, no one would be a surprising starter), the Steelers are expected to use a running back by committee approach. With Bell returning from injury, this is probably a wise approach, although it’ll certainly make any Fantasy Football owners with a Steelers running back on their roster tear their hair out.