Update: Dwyer, who finished the preseason with 28 carries for 147 yards, for a 5.3 average, has impressed coach Mike Tomlin, the Steelers' official site reports. "He toted the load tonight," Tomlin said after Dwyer's 13-carry, 63-yard preseason effort Thursday. "He was the primary ball carrier, and that’s kind of what we wanted to see. It’s really a snapshot of his growth and development throughout this training camp and preseason. First things first, he showed up in good physical condition, and that’s a prerequisite. He kind of took off from there. What he showed tonight is kind of a snapshot of what he’s done for us here in the last month or so. It needs to continue. He’s capable of it continuing."
Recommendation: Meanwhile, Isaac Redman has been dealing with an ankle injury, so there could be added opportunities out of the gate for Dwyer if Redman is less than 100 percent to start the season. To that end, we'll monitor the Steelers' Week 1 preparation closely to see how the team's running back reps are handled in practice.