Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/2/13
The Steelers finally ran out of patience with Jonathan Dwyer tired of his lack of dedication to his craft. In less than a week the team's leading rusher in 2012 went from being a starter for the final preseason game in Carolina to one of their final cuts. The reason? Felix Jones who played well enough in a loss Thursday to the Panthers to convince the Steelers that Dwyer was no longer wanted on their 53-man roster. Jones a former No. 1 draft choice of the Dallas Cowboys rushed for 56 yards on 14 carries and caught two passes for 9 yards against Carolina enough to earn him a spot as one of five running backs on the 53-man roster and push Dwyer out the door. "His pedigree showed" Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said after the game. "His natural instincts showed." But the question remains: Is this the Felix Jones who burst on to the NFL scene as a rookie in 2008 with a sensational opening three-game stretch? Or the Felix Jones who failed a conditioning test in 2012 with the Cowboys and...
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