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Insider Only LaRod Stephens-Howling suffered torn ACL vs Titans

A third Pittsburgh Steeler is expected to be lost for the year.

Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reports running back LaRod Stephens-Howling suffered a torn ACL today vs the Titans. Stephens-Howling saw the bulk of action at running back after Isaac Redman fumbled twice. Stephens-Howling led the Steelers with 19 yards on 6 rushes and was a total non-factor and a liability pass blocking.
The Steelers have two healthy running backs going into week 2, Isaac Redman and Felix Jones. Jones after missing a block in the first half, barely saw the field afterwards and had no rushes.
The Steelers decision to cut ties with Jonathan Dwyer, who was arguably the Steelers second most talented back behind Le’veon Bell, has totally backfired.
“We just didn’t get enough going with any of the running backs,” Mike Tomlin said after the game. “The game circumstances dictated that we do some things, no-huddle and so forth. He’s been here for a short period of time. That maybe had an effect on our utilization of him, particularly down the stretch. But just largely not good enough.”
Le’Veon Bell is still a few weeks away as he has yet to start cutting.

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