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Le’Veon Bell hopes to play Week Two, Isaac Redman hopes to remain starter

Le'Veon Bell, Isaac Redman AP

The Steelers running back situation heading into Week One looks different than most people imagined at the start of training camp.

Second-round pick Le’Veon Bell is out with a foot injury and Jonathan Dwyer has been released while Felix Jones has a spot on the roster after being acquired in a trade with the Eagles. On Monday, Bell said that he hopes to be ready to play in the second week of the season. That would be a much quicker return to action than originally anticipated, although one currently healthy member of the running back corps hopes he’ll be able to convince the Steelers to let him keep the job.

Scott Brown of ESPN.com reports that Isaac Redman said Monday that he’d be the starter against the Titans. Redman said that he’s planning on performing well enough to keep the team’s coaches from “wanting to put in anyone else” during the opener or later on down the road.

It’s the only attitude for a player in Redman’s position to have, but he’ll need to perform far better than he has at any point in his career to turn his hope into reality. Bell was picked in the second round because the Steelers didn’t want to move forward with Redman and Dwyer as their backs, something they confirmed by releasing Dwyer even though Bell is out of action.

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11 Responses to “Le’Veon Bell hopes to play Week Two, Isaac Redman hopes to remain starter”
  1. antibenapalooza says: Sep 2, 2013 3:38 PM

    I’d like to see the quarterback situation look different, Rottenberger gone!

  2. onbucky96 says: Sep 2, 2013 4:23 PM

    F R A G I L E. I think that’s Italian…

  3. tedmurph says: Sep 2, 2013 4:32 PM

    Too bad for the steelers that a div rival got the best RB in the draft, by far, by dumping CPalmer on the Raiders. Nine spots ahead of the steelers, at a position both teams needed. Why trade up, just sit there and pick. Colbert is a disaster.

  4. whodey420 says: Sep 2, 2013 5:06 PM

    I wouldn’t go that far Ted as to say Colbert is a disaster but I like your enthusiasm! Steelers just
    brought in another punter. Guess they figured they had to upgrade the punter because they plan on doing just that a lot this season!

  5. tedmurph says: Sep 2, 2013 5:34 PM

    Between poor drafting(08-11) and bad cap mgmt Colbert is absolutely a disaster. It’s gonna get worse before it gets better. Having a coach that’s over his head isn’t helping either.

  6. bengalguy says: Sep 2, 2013 8:05 PM

    Old slow team.
    Cant wait to destroy’m week 1

  7. Steeler's Didn't-but-Will-eventually says: Sep 2, 2013 10:25 PM

    bengalguy says:
    Sep 2, 2013 8:05 PM
    Old slow team.
    Cant wait to destroy’m week 1
    ———————
    The Bears?

    Troll fail.

  8. 1mommicked1 says: Sep 2, 2013 10:46 PM

    if the steelers do not have a winning season this year, comments like the ones about Colbert/Tomlin will be deserved.

  9. ibleedblackandgold1979 says: Sep 2, 2013 11:00 PM

    Too bad the Steelers don’t play the bungles until week two. You’re such a great fan you don’t even know your own team’s schedule.

  10. udontknowjaq says: Sep 3, 2013 10:17 AM

    Troll fail.

    1mommicked1

    I don’t think so.

  11. udontknowjaq says: Sep 3, 2013 10:17 AM

    1mommicked1

    I don’t think so.

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