Jonathan Dwyer to re-join Pittsburgh Steelers

Jul 27, 2013; Latrobe, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer (27) participates in drills during training camp at Saint Vincent College. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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:

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.

Topics: Jonathan Dwyer, Pittsburgh Steelers

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  • bk

    Just another piece of evidence that shows how inept the current Steeler coaching staff and GM is… they release the only RB that produced in the pre-season… Redman..what did he average .6 yrds per carry and 2 fumbles.. oh yeah.. The current Steeler Mgmt is pathetic.

    • Nine

      You are so right (2 super bowl trips in 5 years)! Steelers management has always been so poor, in fact (7 super bowls, more than any other team). If they could just get some real management, like those juggernauts in Dallas, Cleveland or Oakland (Sarcasm font Clearly ON).

      • bk

        Can you read? Understand English? How many of these trips were with TOMLIN”S picks?
        Now we see the fallout from all the ZIggys, Rashards, Heywoods, etc…
        Exactly which of Tomlin’s picks are working out?

        • Nine

          Tomlin’s Picks? You are truly pathetic. Do you really think that Cowher was responsible for every pick before that time?

          You are one of these people who stick it to the coach from every direction. If he wins, its because he’s coaching Cowher’s team. If he loses, its because he’s coaching His players.

          When Cowher coached against Belicheck, he constantly got outsmarted. Once Tomlin took over, we started winning our share.

          Tomlin’s a fine coach, but every team has its ups and downs. A lot of changes right now with the Steelers, and this is going to be a year of growing pains. Cowher had his share of those himself, but you probably don’t remember that.

          Every pick made, and every move made, is made by the Steelers Organization. Not just the head coach.

          • bk

            Koolaid… drink your’e koolaid here… So in your world the HEAD COACH does not decide who his players are? The GM is invloved, but, the HC is the guy.
            Tomlin is a moron, his pick of asst coaches is sad, his draft picks are sad, he is clueless.
            Wait a second… is this Tomlin’s wife?

          • Nine

            the head coach Does Not pick his team – not completely. He is certainly involved, though. Remember Cowher? 2 Super Bowl appearances in 15 years? And I liked Cowher – but he wasn’t anywhere near as smart as Tomlin is. Fortunately, though, both coaches are much much smarter than you. Otherwise we’d never win a game!

            Your problem is you just don’t understand sports. Especially if you think Tomlin is a moron.

          • bk

            Todd Haley? Is this you? C’mon Todd… I know Tomlin hired you but please… Nine… that’s the number of plays the Steelers ran (not counting punts) in the 3rd quarter Sunday… because You (Todd)
            keep calling 3 yard pass plays on 3rd and 8. I may not manage a sports team, but, I do manage
            between 50-110 workers depending on the project…I know within 1-2 days the performers and the
            slackers.. those with talent and those without… it’s the same deal and it’s not that hard…

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