Injuries really piled up for the Pittsburgh Steelers during their Week One loss to the Tennessee Titans that have delivered a serious blow to the team’s depth.
Within the first five minutes of the game, the Steelers lost starting All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey for the season with a torn MCL and ACL after getting cut from behind by second-year guard David DeCastro and starting linebacker Larry Foote could be gone for the year after suffering a torn biceps, but now the injuries have also hit the backfield.
We all know that rookie Le’Veon Bell suffered a mid-foot sprain, but he should be back in a few weeks, which is great news especially when you consider that LaRod Stephens-Howling is also lost for the year after suffering a torn ACL of his own.
Something tells me that the Steelers may be giving a call to recently cut Johnathan Dwyer or perhaps promote Baron Batch from the practice squad as they look to add to their depth.
Batch is more of a dual-threat rusher who can contribute in the passing game, so he could be the better option for Pittsburgh.