Sep 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back LaRod Stephens-Howling (34) runs the ball against Tennessee Titans linebacker Zach Brown (55) during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers lose LaRod Stephens-Howling to torn ACL


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.

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  • SSS

    Batch isn’t on the practice squad, he got cut. But Batch will be the one getting the call back. He fills the needs better, especially as a blocker now that Pouncey’s out.