Dwyer lines up workouts in search of next job

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Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer showed up for training camp as a lean, mean, fighting machine.  It wasn’t enough to get him a spot on the 53-man roster.

Cut after signing a one-year, $1.323 million tender offer as a restricted free agent, Dwyer is lining up workouts this week, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Dulac pegs the Browns and Ravens as possible candidates, given that Baltimore has only two running backs and the Browns are thin behind Trent Richardson.

But any potential buyer for Dwyer should beware.  Though he talked a good game when camp opened, Steelers coaches didn’t believe Dwyer failed to take his job seriously enough, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Of course, it could be that those same coaches hope Dwyer doesn’t come back to haunt the team that gave up on him.

22 responses to “Dwyer lines up workouts in search of next job

  1. How can a Steeler not take his job seriously enough? Your job as a Steeler is to win half your games and then blame the losses on everyone else.

  2. So “Steelers coaches didn’t believe Dwyer failed to take his job seriously enough”, but still cut him?
    Typical confusion in “steal” city.

  3. AFC North Standings at the end of the season:

    Ravens………… 10-6
    Bengals………… 9-7
    Steelers……….. 7-9
    Brownies……… 6-10

  4. You mean “Steeler coaches felt Dwyer didn’t take his job seriously enough”. What you typed doesn’t make any sense. It is actually the exact opposite of what you meant to say. If “coaches DIDN’T feel like Dwyer didn’t take his job seriously enough”, that actually means the coaches felt he DID take his job serious enough.
    Silly rabbit.

  5. Love how these loser Ravens fans have so much to say about us. That’s because as typical Ravens fans, they don’t want to think about the whipping their going to receive Thursday nite. Have fun Ravens trolls because after you lose on Thursday nite, won’t be hearing any more from you this season.

  6. Im just annoyed by the fact that Dwyer decided to come to camp in the best shape of his life when the Steelers drafted an RB in a high round.
    If he decided to be in shape last season he would have out right won the starting job (then fumble it away).
    Old man Felix Jones beat him for a roster spot on the team which is kind of shocking.
    With Bell, Stephens-Howlings, and Redman as a proven capable back up Dwyer will not be missed unless your team is playing the Steelers and you were counting on him to cough the ball up.

  7. “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.”

    This…

  8. He’s young, healthy, experienced, and able to run effectively behind a flawed offensive line.

    With a coach who actually wants him on his team, he should do well.

  9. “Dulac pegs the Browns and Ravens as possible candidates, given that Baltimore has only two running backs and the Browns are thin behind Trent Richardson.”

    Dulac needs to brush up on his division. Browns took Rainey from Ravens off wavers. Rainey has/had special teams value as any RB deep on the depth chart on an active roster must have. Dwyer does not.

  10. bengalguy says:
    Sep 3, 2013 10:42 AM
    Try Wal-mart Chubby!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    You forgot old and slow.

    I’m sure someone will pick up Dwyer on the cheap and try to teach him how to stop fumbling. You can’t tell me he wouldn’t be an upgrade to the Jets backfield.

  11. He is a decent runner, but his talent is not good enough to make up for the fumblitis. It was an easy decision for Tomlin since Felix has played pretty well since his arrival.

  12. well crown…ray rice is in no danger of being cut. good luck with those rbs. and to the other poster, if losing week one means no more posting, guess all steeler threads will be quiet after the titans are done with you

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