Isaac Redman said that despite coming off his worst game as a professional Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin still had confidence in him. The veteran running back apparently was right. Redman will start at running back Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals despite fumbling twice and rushing for just nine yards on eight carries in Pittsburgh's 16-9 season-opening loss to the Tennessee Titans. "Obviously he played a bad game" Tomlin said Tuesday at his weekly news conference. "He'll be given an opportunity to redeem himself." The Steelers managed just 195 yards of total offense against the Titans -- only 32 on the ground. Pittsburgh re-signed running back Jonathan Dwyer on Monday after placing LaRod Stephens-Howling on injured reserve. Dwyer led the Steelers in rushing last season with 623 yards but Tomlin did not indicate how much of a role he will play in the running game against the Bengals. "That depends on his dependability" Tomlin said. "We'll play it by ear and see how he looks on the practice field and in the classroom." Tomlin's decision to anoint Redman as the Week 2 starter indicates that rookie Le'Veon Bell is at least a week away from returning as he recovers from a mid-foot sprain. In other news Tomlin said Kelvin Beachum will start at center until the team gets a better read on Fernando Velasco and Cody Wallace.
Isaac Redman to remain Pittsburgh's starting RB
ESPN | Sep 10