The Pittsburgh Steelers continued working their way through training camp on Thursday, as they prepare for this Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. Along the way, they got a boost with running back Jonathan Dwyer returning to action.
The Steelers, who came into training camp looking to improve their rushing attack, will need Redman or Dwyer to step up and be the leader in the backfield with 2011 starter Rashard Mendenhall on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list recovering from a torn ACL. Both players are big and physical, and add a dimension the team does not have with Baron Batch and Chris Rainey sharing the load at tailback.
With Dwyer back on the field, he may be available to take some carries during their game against the Colts; thus, reducing the wear on the two diminutive backs that have been splitting carries this week. According to reports, he looked ready to play with his performance during practice and has a chance to seize an opportunity to be a major contributor in 2012. Something he has worked for, reporting to training camp in the best shape of his career.
For Redman, no word has been released on the results of his MRI, but all thing do appear positive as coach Mike Tomlin continues to list him as day-to-day. Even Redman expects to return sooner than later, and may resume practicing next week.
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