Jordan Howard among players Steelers work out

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The Steelers worked out four players, including running back Jordan Howard. Running back Josh Adams, offensive guard Mike Panasiuk and defensive tackle Hauati Pututau were the others.

Howard has remained a free agent since March.

He entered the NFL as a fifth-round choice of the Bears in 2016. After Howard had back-to-back, 1,000-yard seasons followed by a 935-yard season, Chicago traded him to the Eagles for a sixth-round selection in 2019.

Howard played out his rookie contract with the Eagles, rushing for 525 yards and six touchdowns, before signing a two-year, $10 million deal with the Dolphins in free agency.

Miami waived Howard during the 2020 season, and he signed with the Eagles’ practice squad.

In 2021, Howard appeared in seven games and rushed for 406 yards and touchdowns on 86 carries for the Eagles.

3 responses to “Jordan Howard among players Steelers work out

  1. He’s a decent back in a goal line situation if you need a couple yards. He can also handle a lot of carries if needed. He’s a good 3rd or 4th option. I was excited when Miami got him thinking he’d be a good short yardage guy but he never lived up to that decent contract. If the Steelers go back to handing the ball off instead of all the short dump offs then he could be handy on the roster. Even though the RB position has been largely phased out in the past few years these old thumping RBs still seem to find their way onto a roster.

  2. Give Howard the ball and he usually does something positive with it, even in tough spots. And he’s got a nose for the goal line.

    He’s also not old. I think he was mistakenly cast aside by almost the entire league for a couple of years. After watching him play last year, I have no idea why. The Eagles became a run first team, were successful at it, and he was a big part of the reason why.

    And once again, he is available, which is also somewhat surprising.

    The Steelers — or somebody — should grab him.

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