The Pittsburgh Steelers decided they did not need Jonathan Dwyer after the preseason ended. Those sentiments changed this past Sunday.
Dwyer, who is a free agent, will re-sign with Pittsburgh because LaRod Stephens-Howling sustained a season-ending ACL injury, according to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Ed Bouchette.
Pittsburgh has been plagued with injuries to key players the past few weeks.
Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey torn his ACL in the season opener, while linebacker Larry Foote ruptured his biceps. Both players are expected not to play against this season.
In addition, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is still recovering from a foot injury. Bell was expected to carry Pittsburgh’s workload, but it remains unclear how soon he will be ready to play this season.
Pittsburgh’s only healthy running backs after Sunday’s game were Isaac Redman and Felix Jones.
Dwyer, a former sixth-round pick from Georgia Tech, rushed 34 times for 136 yards this preseason, plus had seven receptions for 31 yards and a touchdown. Dwyer has six starts in his career, and has rushed 181 times for 774 yards and two touchdowns.