Breaking Down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Running Back Options

February 19, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pittsburgh Steelers have major decisions to make at the running back position in the coming months. A combination of salary-cap restrictions and a disappointing 2012 season from their backs has forced their hand and changes are coming. 
With Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer presently restricted free agents and Rashard Mendenhall unrestricted, and the Steelers yet again well over the salary cap, there's little chance all three will be retained this offseason. And even if the Steelers had the cash, that would be no guarantee that any of the three would be safe—not after an 8-8 season that has the Steelers reconsidering nearly every position on the roster.
Redman, Dwyer and Mendenhall all dealt with injuries during the 2012 season and none looked like ideal, every-down starters when they were healthy. Dwyer had the most work, with 156 carries for 623 yards and two touchdowns. Redman had 110 carries for 410 yards and three scores, while Mendenhall had 51 rushes for ...

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