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Steelers Tender Offers To Four RFAs
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aaThe Pittsburgh Steelers have tendered offers to four restricted free agents, including running back Jonathan Dwyer, nose tackle Steve McLendon, running back Isaac Redman and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, the team announced today.
By tendering the offers to the four players, the Steelers reserve the right to retain the players by matching any offer sheets they would sign with another team. All four players could also remain with the Steelers by signing their tender offer for 2013 or by signing a long-term contract with the team.
TUESDAY, 04 JUNE 2013
WRITTEN BY ED BOUCHETTE
--- Jonathan Dwyer is heavy, real heavy, and his teammates cannot believe he is in such lousy shape. Itís early June, so he has a few months to get into shape, but if he reports to camp this way, his roster spot is in severe jeopardy. Unless there is an injury, he may not make it anyway because as Iíve written, the Steelers are not likely to carry two backup running backs at a $1.3 million salary each. And Isaac Redman is way ahead of Dwyer in the pecking order.
There's really no reason for the Steelers to hang onto Dwyer unless Redman gets hurt in training camp. I'd rather see that roster spot be used for a different position.
Dwyer being out of shape is actually good news. It means Bell will likely get more PT earlier. That is a very good thing.