FanPost

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.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Behind the Steel Curtain

You must be a member of Behind the Steel Curtain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Behind the Steel Curtain. You should read them.

Join Behind the Steel Curtain

You must be a member of Behind the Steel Curtain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Behind the Steel Curtain. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker