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PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 29: Running back Isaac Redman #33 of the Pittsburgh Steelers carries the ball in the third quarter during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field on August 29, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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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