Isaac Redman | RB
Posted: 9/24/2013 11:26pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Isaac Redman, the team's Week 1 starter at running back, is now listed as fourth on the depth chart behind RBs Felix Jones, Le'Veon Bell (foot) and Jonathan Dwyer, in that order. Jones is the team's leading rusher with 71 yards and is averaging 4.2 yards per carry. Bell is expected to play in Week 4 against the Minnesota Vikings, but they'll likely ease him back into the mix.
Huddle Up: Redman was given the first crack at the starting job, but didn't exactly run with the opportunity, gaining all of 12 yards on 10 carries, catching 4 passes for 14 yards and losing a fumble to top it all off. He's fallen way off the fantasy radar and figures to remain there for the duration of season.
Posted: 9/16/2013 10:35pm et
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Isaac Redman (concussion) passed all concussion protocol and he was cleared to return to the Week 2 game against the Cincinnati Bengals Monday, Sept. 16. He took a blow to the helmet on the opening kickoff, and Felix Jones got the start at RB.
Huddle Up: The injury issues continue for the Steelers as Redman is filling in for injured rookie Le'Veon Bell. Jones and Jonathan Dwyer are next up on the depth chart.
Posted: 9/10/2013 1:57pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Isaac Redman will get the start at running back in the team's Week 2 game, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.
Huddle Up: In standard-scoring leagues, Redman contributed a negative-2 in Week 1 thanks to his red-zone fumble that more than negated his 9 carries for 8 yards and 1 catch for 7 more. The Steelers as a whole rushed for all of 32 yards on 15 carries, and will try and right the ship Monday night against the Bengals. Redman, though, doesn't belong in anyone's fantasy lineup until some of the issues are straightened out.
Posted: 9/10/2013 1:57pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (knee) will see his workload increase in practice this week, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.
Huddle Up: The Steelers need all hands on deck following their disastrous 195-yard, 9-point effort in the season-opening loss to the Titans, but Miller likely remains at least a week or 2 away from returning to game action.
Posted: 9/1/2013 2:32pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers RBs Isaac Redman, Felix Jones and LaRod Stephens-Howling are expected to share playing time until RB Le'Veon Bell is able to recover from his foot injury.
Huddle Up: With Jonathan Dwyer's somewhat-surprising release, Redman is clearly the PIT RB you want and his stock is on the rise. he made 5 starts last season, finished second on the team in rushing (410 yards) and led all Steeler backs with 19 catches for 244 yards.
Posted: 8/28/2013 12:32pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday, Aug. 27, that RB Isaac Redman will miss a third straight preseason game Thursday, Aug. 29. Redman feels that being sat out is a sign the head coach plans to use him in Week 1. 'If they're throwing you out there in a preseason game and making you play and compete when you're injured, that's not a good sign,' Redman said. 'To sit you and give you that rest you need to come in for Week 1, it tells you a lot about what they think of you.'
Huddle Up: A pinched nerve has kept Redman off the field, and with the Steelers thin at running back it makes sense not to risk him heading into the regular season. It still looks like an RBBC in Pittsburgh, with Jonathan Dwyer joining Redman and either LaRod Stephens-Howling or Felix Jones adding the change-of-pace element.
Posted: 8/15/2013 8:24pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Isaac Redman suffered a shoulder stinger after getting hit by LB Lawrence Timmons during practice Thursday, Aug. 15.
Huddle Up: It was a RB injury double whammy for the Black & Gold on Thursday as co-No. 1 RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) also was banged up. Keep an eye out for injury updates over the next day or 2 and see if the backs' status is affected for the team's 2nd preseason game on Monday, Aug. 19.
Posted: 5/24/2013 3:45pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. is installing an outside zone, one-cut blocking scheme in organized team activities in favor of their old power and inside blocking scheme. The Steelers are changing their approach to take advantage of their big and nimble offensive line personnel. Pittsburgh got poor production from their running backs last year, and RB Jonathan Dwyer led the team in rushing with only 623 yards, the lowest total by a rusher in team history since Merrill Hoge ran for 810 in 1991. Bicknell had success with the blocking scheme with the Kansas City Chiefs last year. "We are going to be dedicated to the zone," RB Isaac Redman said. "We are still going to be a power team, but we are going to have this zone scheme in so we can keep the defense on its heels and keep them running."
Huddle Up: It's not a complete overhaul for the Steelers, which should hopefully prevent the same kind of learning curve issues that derailed Darren McFadden and the Raiders' ground game last year. And kudos to the coaching staff for realizing something had to change after the team finished 26th in rushing last year. It's another reason to like the potential of rookie Le'Veon Bell, who should take over as the lead dog in Pittsburgh's backfield by committee.
Posted: 5/1/2013 5:40pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Isaac Redman appears to have an edge over RB Jonathan Dwyer for the No. 2 running back job at this point.
Huddle Up: Sounds like Redman and Dwyer are battling for Le'Veon Bell's leftovers, with a modicum of fantasy value to the winner.
Posted: 4/24/2013 3:58pm et
The Pittsburgh Steelers consider RBs Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer better suited as complementary backs and are looking to add a starting running back in the 2013 NFL Draft or free agency.
Huddle Up: The suggestion here is that despite Rashard Mendenhall's departure you shouldn't extrapolate feature back touches for either of the remaining Pittsburgh backs. If the Steelers are unable to find a back they like in the draft, brace yourself for an RBBC in Pittsburgh.