Pittsburgh Steelers Release RB Jonathan Dwyer

August 31, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced the release of running back Jonathan Dwyer on Saturday. He started six games in 2012, running for 623 yards and two touchdowns.
The Steelers announced the decision on the team's website:
The Steelers released 22 players, including veteran running backJonathan Dwyer and three recent draft picks, and they activated tight endHeath Miller from the physically unable to perform list in moves designed to get their roster to the NFL-mandated limit of 53 for the start of the 2013 season.
Dwyer bid farewell to Pittsburgh on Twitter.
Ryan Wilson of CBSSports.com provided some reasoning as to why Dwyer may have been released:
Pittsburgh has moved to an outside zone-blocking scheme this season, and perhaps there was no place for Dwyer in this offense, at least when compared to the rest of the depth chart at running back.
The deviation from the Steelers' tradition of pounding the ball between the tackles seems to have left Dwy...

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