December 9, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman (33) rushes the ball against the San Diego Chargers during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers release running back Isaac Redman


After their win against the Baltimore ravens on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers did a little bit of roster cleaning on Monday, parting ways with a familiar face.

According to the Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette, the Steelers have released running back Isaac Redman and signed linebacker Kion Wilson from the practice squad.

 

Redman has been with the Steelers the past four seasons after originally signing with the team in 2009.

Despite being the starting running back for the season opener against the Tennessee Titans, Redman fell out of favor with the coaching staff, falling all the way to the bottom of the depth chart. The four-year pro was inactive for the teams last three games.

During his career as a Steeler, Redman rushed for 1,136 yards on 282 carries and five touchdowns in 47 regular season contests.

The move isn’t shocking as it’s something I figured would have happened a couple of weeks ago, once rookie running back Le’Veon Bell showed he was healthy. Redman has had plenty of opportunities to show he could carry the load, but a poor start to this season, after a poor 2012 campaign, did him no favors.

I was a little bit of a surprise that the Steelers didn’t look to add some depth at offensive tackle instead of Wilson with Marcus Gilbert getting banged up on Sunday, but that could be an indication that Gilbert could be ready to go next week. Either way, something had to be done with Redman as he was just taking up a roster spot.

Wilson got the start for the Steelers in Week 2 in place of the injured Larry Foote, but was quickly passed on the depth chart by rookie Vince Williams.

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