At just 24 years of age, it was a bit shocking to see the Pittsburgh Steelers waive running back Jonathan Dwyer earlier this month.
Dwyer said he knows exactly why he was cut though as the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff felt he didn’t take his job seriously enough.
Per the Pittsburgh Post Gazette:
Dwyer, the team’s leading rusher in their spin-the-bottle approach to halfback last season, was waived Saturday in part because his coaches did not feel he took his job seriously enough. Bell is out indefinitely with a foot sprain. The Steelers acquired Felix Jones in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles 11 days ago, and LaRod Stephens-Howling returned last week from a sprained MCL.
I’m not going to pretend to know Dwyer’s worth ethic or why the Steelers felt the way they did, though, certainly pretty interesting given the Steelers running back concerns without Bell in the mix right now.
Dwyer of course is still without a job, so maybe it’s more than Pittsburgh who senses his lack of commitment.