Jonathan Dwyer is going to be headed back to the Steel City. After being released by the team as part of their final cuts as they worked their way down to the final 53-man roster, Dwyer will be re-signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers thanks to the uncertainty and injuries to their backfield.
The news comes on Monday morning after the team learned late Sunday night that running back LaRod Stephens-Howling suffered a torn ACL during the team’s season-opening loss to the Tennessee Titans.
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had the report:
#Steelers will re-sign RB Jonathan Dwyer
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) September 9, 2013
There is also still some concern about when rookie running back Le’Veon Bell can return to the field with his status for Week 2 up in the air, so Dwyer could end up getting right back in to the team’s running back rotation for their Week 2 match up on Monday Night Football against the Cincinnati Bengals.
It’s wild to see how the NFL can work at times, but we all had a feeling while watching the Steelers on Sunday afternoon that Dwyer’s phone would be ringing on Monday.