The Steelers released Jonathan Dwyer Saturday, eight days after they traded for former Cowboys first-rounder-turned-castoff Felix Jones. Pittsburgh gave Jones plenty of work in the final two preseason games and apparently he did enough to earn a roster spot -- at Dwyer's expense.
Dwyer, the former sixth-round pick of of Georgia Tech, arrived at training camp 20 pounds lighter, and looked impressive during the preseason. But the Steelers drafted Le'Veon Bell in the second round of the April draft, and even though he's sidelined for 4-6 weeks with a mid-foot sprain, coach Mike Tomlin felt good enough about Isaac Redman, LaRod Stephens-Howlingand Felix Jones to move forward without Dwyer.
This is a somewhat surprising move considering Bell is still on the shelf, but the team apparently tired of Dwyer's attitude and liked Jones enough to make the move. This might also bode well for Bell, who is already out of his walking boot.