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Steelers may try to trade Jonathan Dwyer

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The Steelers added two running backs in a span of three hours on Friday, agreeing to a contract with LaRod Stephens-Howling and then drafting Michigan State’s Le’Veon Bell. Now they may have decided that they have more running backs than they can fit on their roster.

So what to do? According to Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network, the Steelers are trying to trade one of their running backs, and Jonathan Dwyer may be the one to go.

Dwyer has one year left on the contract he signed as a 2010 sixth-round draft pick, and he’d be a cheap option for some team that wants to add depth at the position. If the Steelers are willing to give Dwyer up for a late-round pick, they may be able to find a taker.

The 23-year-old Dwyer played in 13 games last season, starting six, and had 156 carries for 623 yards.

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16 Responses to “Steelers may try to trade Jonathan Dwyer”
  1. blitzman67 says: Apr 27, 2013 11:45 AM

    There are 500 ” Other Dwyer type’s ” looking for work in the NFL for free.

    The guy is a very average back.

  2. dmravens says: Apr 27, 2013 11:46 AM

    awesome, he’s their best back.

  3. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 27, 2013 11:49 AM

    7th rounder? thats all they will get

  4. steel2372 says: Apr 27, 2013 11:55 AM

    Noooo dont trade him! It will be good competition in camp between Dwyer and Redman and Bell. I personally like the way Dwyer runs and he is just now finding his groove. He is our best back

  5. 1mommicked1 says: Apr 27, 2013 11:56 AM

    I am a Steelers fan. He’s good. He contributed to the wins the Steelers did have last year. Any team, including the Steelers will have a good back if they have him.

  6. morganstan100 says: Apr 27, 2013 11:57 AM

    They should hang on to every running back they have. Who’s going to catch Big Bens’s checkdowns when he sees nothing but cornerbacks and safeties out there?

  7. rwpsych16 says: Apr 27, 2013 11:59 AM

    Get rid of Redman not Dwyer!

  8. thesteelers says: Apr 27, 2013 12:34 PM

    Our wisdom knows no bounds.

    You’re jealous?

    #6

  9. ravenkiller1986 says: Apr 27, 2013 12:55 PM

    Dont trade dwyer. bad move. hes still out best rb. get rid of redman first. bell and dwyer can battle it out for the starting job. howlings can be the 3rd and long back along with kick returns. dwyer our short yard back and bell all around. god damnit im smart.

  10. prosourcetalk says: Apr 27, 2013 1:06 PM

    They are beyond stupid if they trade him, he’s their best RB!

  11. dartwick says: Apr 27, 2013 1:18 PM

    Im a Steelers fan.

    Last week Dwyer was the Steelers best RB.
    But I can see trading him. Hes better than a waiver wire pick up but hes not great by any measure.

    Redman is probably not tradable and offers more special teams flexibility.

  12. ravensdominate says: Apr 27, 2013 1:25 PM

    Lol!!!

  13. hart6399 says: Apr 27, 2013 2:28 PM

    ravenkiller1986 says: Apr 27, 2013 12:55 PM

    Dont trade dwyer. bad move. hes still out best rb. get rid of redman first. bell and dwyer can battle it out for the starting job. howlings can be the 3rd and long back along with kick returns. dwyer our short yard back and bell all around. god damnit im smart.

    That’s a classic post. Nice close. Hilarious.

  14. gab5040 says: Apr 27, 2013 3:47 PM

    Dwyer is the best runningback in a terrible stable of runningbacks. He has good power and decent vision, but no change-of-direction, no breakaway speed and no quickness to hit the hole–not to mention he cant stay on the field for longer than two consecutive snaps. I think steeler fans sometimes get so wrapped up in finding the next Jerome Bettis that we often overlook other runningback attributes like speed and agility when we see a guy who has the power that reminds us of the the future Hall-of-Famer.

    If all goes to plan, Dwyer will barely see the field next year between Bell and Stephens-Howling, so why not trade him? You still have Redman, who has shown to be serviceable in the backfield and Baron Batch.

  15. blackngold4life says: Apr 27, 2013 10:11 PM

    Trade Baron Batch..That dude is worthless..

  16. blackngold4life says: Apr 30, 2013 3:56 PM

    No RB can shine when you do that RB by committee BS..They need touches

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