The Pittsburgh Steelers will start running back Isaac Redman if Le'Veon Bell isn't ready to go for Week 1 of the regular season, according to Dale Lolley of the Washington (Pa.) Observer-Reporter. Redman was competing with Jonathan Dwyer for the starting spot in the event that Bell would have to miss the game.
Bell is considered day-to-day with a foot injury. It was initially feared that he had a Lisfranc injury, but it was later described as a mid-foot sprain ... before everyone went back to calling it a Lisfranc injury. Fortunately, it was not the kind of injury that required season-ending surgery.
Redman is also dealing with some injuries of his own. He's missed two preseason games with a stinger injury, and has been ruled out of the team's fourth preseason game. That said, he's close to coming back, and might have played this week if it were a regular season game.
Dwyer has played so-so in his preseason appearances. His best was the game against the Washington Redskins, in which he carried the ball 14 times for 68 yards with no touchdowns, including a rush of 23 yards. That's a per-carry average of 4.9 yards. It is likely that he sees some carries in the regular season behind Redman, though.