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Isaac Redman in, Jonathan Dwyer out for Steelers

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The face of the Steelers backfield is changing again.

It looks like Isaac Redman will be the feature back for the Steelers in their abbreviated trip to New Jersey this weekend after running back Jonathan Dwyer missed practice Friday with a quad injury. Dwyer is listed as doubtful, although Mike Bires of the Beaver County Times reports that the decision has already been made to keep Dwyer out of the lineup.

It’s bad timing for Dwyer, who had run for more than 100 yards in each of the last two games with Redman and Rashard Mendenhall out of the lineup. Mendenhall is also doubtful and also not expected to play, which means Redman will be the main driver of any ground attack the Steelers can muster on Sunday afternoon. That could wind up meaning more dinking and dunking for Ben Roethlisberger if Redman isn’t able to move the chains as well as Dwyer.

On defense, the Steelers should have linebacker LaMarr Woodley and safety Ryan Clark. Clark is listed as probable and Woodley was optimistic about his chances of playing after taking part in practice on Friday.

It’s looking good,” Woodley said, via Dan Gigler of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “We’ve got another day, maybe a half a day to prepare to go out there on Sunday. Looks like I’ll give it a try. I felt good out there in practice, I ran pretty hard. It felt good.”

That about does it for this installment of As the Pittsburgh Injury Report Turns.

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12 Responses to “Isaac Redman in, Jonathan Dwyer out for Steelers”
  1. redguy12588 says: Nov 2, 2012 3:03 PM

    Hope we see a lot of rainey then, Redman is a solid blocker though.

  2. footballfan01 says: Nov 2, 2012 3:27 PM

    Redman is better than Dwyer.

  3. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 2, 2012 3:44 PM

    More excuses to come from Steeler fans.

  4. Steeley McBeam says: Nov 2, 2012 3:45 PM

    I’ll trade a RB for 2 defensive players anyday. This injury report is actually good news for Steelers fans.

  5. oldirtyman says: Nov 2, 2012 4:10 PM

    @footballfan01

    Dwyer has 5 tds this year and Redman has 1, think before u comment

  6. hines86for6 says: Nov 2, 2012 4:27 PM

    @olddirtyman

    Dwyer has zero TDs this year…. what are u talking about?

  7. jeffa43 says: Nov 2, 2012 4:30 PM

    Steeler fanatic here… Love Redman as a 2nd back in 2nd half, but he is not better than the little bus.

    Dwyer looks to be a true Steeler ground and pound with quick Bettis feet,

  8. sackitnow says: Nov 2, 2012 4:48 PM

    @oldirtyman

    Dwyer has 0 touchdowns for his pro career because he has NEVER scored a td. Think and research before you comment

  9. peytonsneck18 says: Nov 2, 2012 4:55 PM

    Lol….dude said dwyer has 5 td’s…i have him in FF, and he has 0!!! They throw at goaline

  10. Deb says: Nov 2, 2012 5:11 PM

    I just love that we have multiple backs to argue about. Grab the next man up, stick a ball in his hands, and run him.

  11. rwpsych16 says: Nov 2, 2012 5:23 PM

    Dwyer is the better back, but Redman can do a more than serviceable job. I also hope they will get Rainey more involved with Dwyer and Mendenhall out. Glad to hear Woodley may play though.

  12. truefootballinsight says: Nov 3, 2012 5:17 AM

    Ummm deb… Idk much about their RB depth but I think the next man up is scat back Rainey, And he isn’t built to be an everydown back by any means. He’s a screen pass, change of pace back.

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