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Tomlin tabs Redman to start vs. Bengals

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The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to give Isaac Redman another start at running back at Cincinnati on Monday Night despite Redman's struggles in the team's 16-9 opening-week loss to Tennessee.

Coach Mike Tomlin tabbed Redman as the starter during his weekly news conference on Tuesday, offering him another chance after a brutal performance in the opener. The fourth-year back carried eight times for nine yards against the Titans, while fumbling twice.

The entire team managed just 32 rushing yards, and LaRod Stephens-Howling, who led the Steelers with 19 yards on the ground, was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury Monday.

Redman and Le'Veon Bell are listed as co-starters this week on the depth chart, but Bell has yet to practice and is recovering from a sprained foot. Felix Jones is listed as the backup, while Jonathan Dwyer, the team's leading rusher in 2012 who was re-signed Monday, will also be in the mix.

Pittsburgh made several depth chart changes for the clash with the rival Bengals. Kion Wilson moves into the starting lineup at left inside linebacker, replacing the injured Larry Foote. Kelvin Beachum will take over for Maurkice Pouncey at center, while Shayne Graham was brought in as insurance for Shaun Suisham. Suisham injured his hamstring against the Titans, and his status for this week is uncertain.

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