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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman spent most of the preseason on the bench as a precaution after tweaking his neck during practice.
That didn't stop coach Mike Tomlin from making Redman the starter for Sunday's season opener against Tennessee.
The Steelers cut Jonathan Dwyer - their leading rusher last season - and handed the starting job to Redman while second-round pick Le'Veon Bell recovers from a sprained right foot.
Redman has been effective when healthy. He ran for 410 yards in 2012 and can be effective in the passing game. Redman caught four passes for a career-high 105 yards in a 26-23 loss to the Titans last October.
Tomlin said he expects first-round pick Jarvis Jones to see plenty of time at linebacker. Jones sat out the preseason finale with a bruised chest.
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Steeler Nation did not take the dismissal of Jonathan Dwyer very well this holiday weekend. Dwyer himself did not take it very well either and in some ways, who could blame him? He returned as the leading rusher from last season and came into camp this summer in the best shape of his life but it wasn’t enough to save him.
I wrote earlier this week that Dwyer’s cutting was more...
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin made it official on Tuesday that Isaac Redman would start against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. “We know what Isaac is capable of,” said Tomlin, via the team’s website. “He
By Matthew Marczi According to a Tweet today from Dale Lolley, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman said that he could have suited up and played in the last two preseason games, but “was held out by coaches”. Considering the fact that he was a surprise scratch for both of the two final preseason games […]
Isaac Redman Says He Could Have Played Last Two Preseason Games...
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed today that running back Isaac Redman will start in this week’s opener against the Titans.
#Steelers Tomlin: Redman will start. "We know what Isaac is capable of"
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) September 3, 2013
Even with Redman starting, Felix Jones and LaRod Stephens-Howling will get a share of the load.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers defense has a long and storied existence, known for the 3-4 zone blitz, they have been the trademark of the franchise. With the offense in transition, 2013 will be a year where the team will lean on the defense early in the season.
Cornerback Isaiah Green cleared waivers Tuesday and the Pittsburgh Steelers signed him to their practice squad on Wednesday.
Green had originally made the Steelers 53 man roster but was waived Monday when the team claimed defensive back Antwon Blake off of waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars.
To make room for Green on the practice squad, the Steelers released cornerback Devin Smith...
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark never wanted to be a captain. When his teammates failed to name him one during his collegiate career at LSU, Clark says he was relieved.
Still, Clark didn't turn the honor down when the Steelers named him one of four captains for the 2013 season. The 11-year veteran called it a ''blessing'' and feels he's at the point...
Isaac Redman ran No. 1 on Monday. Will he on Sunday? And updates on injured backs Will Johnson, Le'Veon Bell. Plus, a new punter, a gunner and four captains.
It’s that time of year again. Football has so saturated the fibers of my being that I have begun dreaming of the game. Not even the far and dark recesses of the subconscious can hold out the obsessive relationship I have with the NFL, specifically the team with whom I align myself, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Last night after receiving smack-talk dream texts from Baltimore friends...
According to Art Stapleton of The Record, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer worked out for the New York Giants on Tuesday. Hearing FA RBs Beanie Wells + Jonathan Dwyer were among those at #NYG workouts today. Doesn't sound like Wells' knee has improved from June — Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) September 3, 2013 Dwyer, […]
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The Blitz – Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Podcast is back on the air with Matt and Marc as we talk about the Steelers final 53 man roster, practice squad additions, latest roster moves, team captains, injuries, and much more.
The preseason is finally over and you’re 2013 Steelers are set to take on the Tennessee Titans at 1pm EST on Sunday, Sept. 8th at Heinz Field.
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Some things gotta hurt more then others. Like when you’re at the club and all the girls keep passing you up left and right at the bar and then finally, when all the hot guys are gone and you’re left there competing against the doofy looking guy with the Bill Gates haircut and glasses who’s wearing a sweater vest and you say to yourself ‘man, the next girl’s just gotta...
Wow what a difference two weeks makes. Not too long ago Felix Jones was on the Philadelphia Eagles roster bubble, likely to be cut when they were trimmed down. Somehow the Eagles found a trade partner in the Pittsburgh Steelers and now there are reports that he’s got a chance to start the teams season opener.
Jones is expected to start the season opener against Tennessee next...
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Le’Veon Bell has been ruled out of Sundays season opener but head coach Mike Tomlin says that he could participate in practice this week. That’s pretty impressive as just a few weeks ago it was thought he’d miss significant time with a Lisfranc injury, which turned out to be just a sprained ankle. If Bell does indeed practice this week I’d say...
Following their 8-8 finish last season, Ben Roethlisberger figures to have his work cut out for him as he attempts to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers back to the playoffs.
Without a go-to workhorse in the backfield and possibly two of his top receivers from 2012, Roethlisberger will try to help the Steelers win their 11th straight home opener Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.