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Steelers depth chart: Isaac Redman still a co-starter

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin noted Redman did not play well against Tennessee, but he will get a chance to redeem himself against Cincinnati in Week 2.

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There's plenty of blame to go around for the Steelers' lack of ability to establish any sense of a running game in their 16-9 loss to Tennessee.

That blame is not being placed solely on running back Isaac Redman.

Despite one of his worst overall performances as a pro, Redman is still listed as a co-starter along with injured rookie Le'Veon Bell heading into an AFC North showdown with the host Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2. Redman had nine yards on eight carries and fumbled twice - losing one - in the loss to the Titans.

Bell didn't play in Week 1, missing the game due to a mid-foot sprain suffered in the Steelers' second preseason game. It's unclear whether Bell will be available against the Bengals.

Someone who will be available, though, is recently re-acquired RB Jonathan Dwyer. He's listed behind Redman, Bell and Felix Jones, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see him get carries in Week 2.

The season-ending knee injury suffered by LaRod Stephens-Howling brought about the need to re-sign Dwyer, who went unclaimed on waivers and had been rumored to have worked out for a few other teams since he was released Aug. 31.

The Steelers haven't had a 100-yard rusher since Redman against the New York Giants in Week 9 of the 2012 season. Dwyer ran for 122 yards against the Bengals in Week 7, and 107 yards against Washington in Week 8.

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