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Isaac Redman remains Steelers' starting RB despite 'bad game' in opener

Isaac Redman fumbled twice Sunday but will remain Pittsburgh's starting running back. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) Isaac Redman fumbled twice Sunday but will remain Pittsburgh's starting running back. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Isaac Redman will remain Pittsburgh's starting running back for next Monday's game with Cincinnati despite fumbling twice in the season opener, reports ESPN.com's Scott Brown.

Redman rushed for nine yards on eight carries in the Steelers' 16-9 loss to the Titans on Sunday. The entire Pittsburgh offense struggled, so Redman wasn't the lone scapegoat. But his starting position seemed to be at risk.

For now, he will remain the top option, Brown reports.

"Obviously he played a bad game," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday. "He'll be given an opportunity to redeem himself."

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But Redman may not stay at the top of the depth chart for much longer. Rookie Le'Veon Bell was expected to challenge for the starting role, and he is reportedly nearing a return from a midfoot sprain. Bell was the co-starter on last week's depth chart and said he hoped to return to face the Bengals.

The Steelers also re-signed Jonathan Dwyer, who was the team's leading rusher last season. Dwyer was cut by the team after training camp.
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