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Stephens-Howling & Bell Out for Weeks, Steelers Wise to Trade for Jones

The Pittsburgh Steelers just tweeted the injury status of two of their top Running Backs, and the prognosis isn't good. LaRod Stephens-Howling will sit out the rest of the preseason, maybe longer, with an MCL sprain. Rookie 2nd-round draft pick Le'Veon Bell could be out 6 weeks with a ligament tear of his own.

This explains the Steelers' move today with the Philadelphia Eagles to swap LB Adrian Robinson for RB Felix Jones. The Steelers need as many warm bodies at RB for the foreseeable future. In light of the injury statuses of Stephens-Howling & Bell, today's move by the Steelers was a very smart one and a great value, giving up a backup player for a potential contributor.

And hopefully, this means the Steelers won't likely be releasing RBs Isaac Redman or Jonathan Dwyer anytime soon...at least not until they have stabilized that position on their roster.

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