The 2010 6th round pick lost the backup role behind to Isaac Redman in each of the last two seasons and enters 2012 coming off a foot injury that ended his season in Week 13. The Steelers liked him coming out of Georgia Tech but he was a bust as a rookie and has earned just 25 carries in two seasons. Granted, he has averaged 6.0 yards per carry in his limited work but you might want to know that 76 of those yards came on one run. While it is nice that Dwyer sits behind the largely unproven Isaac Redman, he has done nothing to suggest that he can take advantage of a situation. Dwyer is worthy of a late round pick in your fantasy draft based on opportunity.
RB Dwyer latest to be tied to domestic violence-- Wed Sep 17 6:28 pm --
Arizona running back arrested Wednesday
Cardinals running back Jonathan Dywer was arrested in Arizona on Wednesday on charges related to domestic violence. Dwyer has been charged with aggravated assault and preventing someone from calling 911, the CBS Evening News has reported. (CBSSports.com)
FF Today's Take:Here we go again. Given the way other players have been held out in recent weeks it is very likely that Jonathan Dwyer will receive similar treatment over the next few days. Stepfan Taylor is the next in line behind starter Andre Ellington.
Ellington a gametime decision-- Sat Sep 6 11:00 pm --
Listed as questionable
Arizona Cardinals starting running back Andre Ellington will be a game-time decision after being limited in Saturday's practice, coach Bruce Arians said. He was officially listed as questionable on the Cardinals' final injury report of the week after getting an MRI on Thursday on a foot injury.(ESPN)
FF Today's Take:Ellington was limited in practice on Saturday and it appears no surgery is needed at this time. "It's one of those things that every day when you wake up it could be different," Arians said. If you have to set your lineup early, it would be best leave Ellington out of it. The risk of him ending up on the Inactive list is too great. Jonathan Dwyer and Stepfan Taylor would fill in for Ellington if he sits.
Andre Ellington has MRI on injured foot-- Fri Sep 5 2:00 am --
Limited in practice on Thursday
Running back Andre Ellington practiced on a limited basis (Thursday) because of a foot injury.
Reporters' access to players and coaches came before the injury report was issued Thursday, so more information was not available. Hearing Andre Ellington was dealing with some discomfort in his left foot the past week, irritated his foot during practice on Thursday #MRI.(Mike Jurecki via Twitter)
FF Today's Take:We'll have to wait for clarity from the team which I'm sure will be coming later today but this should fan the flames regarding Ellington's durability concerns. Jonathan Dwyer is next in line for carries should Ellington miss any playing time.
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