Jonathan Dwyer Release Reportedly Not Due To Steelers Coaches

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  1. 86WARD

    86WARD NFL's Dirtiest Player Staff Member GIF OG Premium Member

    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer went from starter to the street in the matter of a week when he became one of the bigger-named cuts over the weekend.

    Dwyer's release, however, wasn't at the urging of the coaching staff, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Mark Kaboly tweeted Sunday night.

    Kaboly's report indicates that Dwyer's rocky preseason, including two fumbles, wasn't the impetus behind the release. Dwyer signed a one-year, $1.323 million restricted tender this past offseason.

    A combination of less expensive options in rookie Le'Veon Bell, LaRod Stephens-Howling, Isaac Redman and newly acquired Felix Jones likely squeezed Dwyer off the roster.

    Source: NFL.com
     
  2. 86WARD

    86WARD NFL's Dirtiest Player Staff Member GIF OG Premium Member

    [ame=http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-preseason/0ap2000000237070/Jonathan-Dwyer-released-by-Steelers]Jonathan Dwyer released by Pittsburgh Steelers - NFL Videos[/ame]
     
  3. ICECOLD

    ICECOLD 1st Stringer Staff Member GIF OG

    but the coaches didn't have anything to do with it....
     
  4. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman #1 Trap Star GIF OG

    We need a backup, I'd take a look
     
  5. 86WARD

    86WARD NFL's Dirtiest Player Staff Member GIF OG Premium Member

    I think they initially passed to sign someone to their practice squad.

    Good move by the teams passing on him on the waiver wire.
     

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