Tomlin Says Redman to Start at Running Back Week 1

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0  Updated at 1:41 am, September 4th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Pittsburgh Steelers/NFL(PITTSBURGH) — The Pittsburgh Steelers’ number one running back job has been decided on…for now.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Isaac Redman will begin the season as  the starter.

“We know what Isaac is capable of. He’s answered the bell for us in the past,” Tomlin said. “We expect him to do it in a big way moving forward.”

There has been indecision surrounding the Steelers and their running backs all summer.

They drafted Le’Veon Bell in the second round of this year’s NFL Draft. Bell had a chance at the starting position but he is dealing with a mid-foot sprain.

The team also traded for former Cowboys and Eagles running back Felix Jones and then cut Jonathan Dwyer, the team’s leading rusher last season.

While Redman will start versus the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, it’s not clear if he will serve as the team’s feature back. Jones and LaRod Stephens-Howling are expected to get carries as well.

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