Looks like it will be another long year for Steelers backfield

Le'Veon Bell is proving he can't stay healthy for the Steelers. (AFP/Getty Images)

Le'Veon Bell is proving he can't stay healthy for the Steelers. (AFP/Getty Images)

DAN BILICKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:29 PM ET

For the second year in a row, Pittsburgh’s backfield looks like an absolute mess.

After drafting Le’Veon Bell in the second round, all that the former Michigan State back has proven is that he can’t stay healthy. He’s currently out indefinitely with a foot injury, although some reports have indicated he could be back as early as Week 2. This comes after the rookie struggled with some nagging injuries during camp, something that speaks to his lack of durability.

Then, after being taken in many fantasy drafts as the presumptive starter, Jonathan Dwyer was cut by the Steelers earlier this week. So if you had taken him as the handcuff to Bell, you were left with two guys who aren’t playing on Sunday.

That leaves Isaac Redman and Felix Jones — who was brought in just more than a week ago, but has looked good in practice. Redman will get the start against the Titans and is the only one of the two worth rostering. I wouldn’t start him unless you’re in a very deep league.


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