Oh so because some guy tweeted that, that means Jones won't make the team ? Maybe AR would not make our team, but that isn't the point. The point is, as far as we all know, we have more then enough RB's to fill in no matter how long Bell is going to be out. By bringing in another RB...A Vet, all you do is risk alienating the RB's we do have. RB's who have worked their Butts off and Bled all through Camp. Why risk that for a positional player who basically has been a average player at best, and who is considered a Bust as a draft pick considering he was a 1st rounder. We have Howling, the EXACT same type of player Felix Jones is IF he is Healthy, and that's a streatch right there. So I agree with Steel Crazy that there HAS to be more here then what is being told.
BTW, Mike Tomlin has already said that Redman will be the starting RB in the all but Important 3rd preseason game IF HEALTHY. I find that strange in and of itself. Cause Dwyer has clearly been our best RB, and certainly better then Redman.
So maybe the team is either considering trading a player like Dwyer. Or that Howling is Injured worse then what we know. Or that Tomlin thinks that Bell will be out alot longer then was said yesterday.
One of those HAVE to be true. Otherwise whether AR was expendable or not, trading for a positional player we do NOT need is Insulting to the guys we already have here.
1. T.J Watt, OLB/DE, Wisconsin - will be a huge mistake if available and we pass
2. Obi Melifonwu, S, Connecticut
3. Kevin King, CB, Washington
3. Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland
4. Trey Hendrickson, DE, Florida Atlantic
5. Josh Reynolds, WR, Texas A&M
6. Barry Sanders, RB, Oklahoma State (How can you go wrong with that name, however the sample size is so small that his dad may be better even in his 50's)
7. Alec Torgersen, QB, Pennsylvania
Via KFFL: Well this now might explain the move. I didn't know this til I just now read it.
Steelers | LaRod Stephens-Howling could sit out preseason
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:47:38 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (knee) could miss the last two preseason games because of a mild sprain of his medial collateral ligament
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Steelers | More on Le'Veon Bell's injury
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:42:01 -0700
Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (foot) has a small ligament tear in his right foot and is expected to miss as much as six weeks.
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Well now, that might explain why we got Jones.
Perhaps those 265 pounds Dwyer lugged into spring practices, stunning his coaches, were a reason.
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