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It was quite a surprise when the Steelers waived running back Jonathan Dwyer this past weekend. We finally found out what led to his departure.
According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers cut Dwyer because they felt like he didn’t take his job seriously.
Dwyer, the team’s leading rusher in their spin-the-bottle approach to halfback last season, was waived Saturday in part because his coaches did not feel he took his job seriously enough. Bell is out indefinitely with a foot sprain. The Steelers acquired Felix Jones in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles 11 days ago, and LaRod Stephens-Howling returned last week from a sprained MCL.
I would expect a team to sign Dwyer and give him another chance, but he’ll need to change his attitude if he wants to continue his career.
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