What's next for Jonathan Dwyer?
September, 1, 2013
By Tom Carpenter | ESPN Insider
One of the more surprising moves as NFL teams chopped their rosters down to their final 53 players was the Pittsburgh Steelers releasing running back Jonathan Dwyer. That's partly because they need depth with rookie Le'Veon Bell out for the foreseeable future, and partly because Dwyer was their leading rusher last season. Though he only totaled 729 yards of offense with a 4.0 YPC average, he did pop off back-to-back 100-yard rushing games in Weeks 7 and 8. However, he reported to OTAs at least 25 pounds overweight and recent acquisition Felix Jones looked far better in preseason action, so maybe it wasn't all that surprising that he's gone.