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A friend asked me today why the Steelers did nothing to help themselves at the running back position in light of Rashard Mendehall's injury. I replied that they had plenty of depth at running back, and plenty of talent as well.
Not many people have heard of the running backs the Steelers plan to employ.
Isaac Redman, the presumptive starter, was undrafted out of Bowie State.
Baron Batch was a seventh-round draft choice.
Jonathan Dwyer was taken in the later rounds.
Chris Rainey might be the most well-known since he was just drafted.
The fact is that there is no reason to be concerned about the depth and talent at this position. The Steelers have never counted on Rashard Mendenhall to return this year.
That's a good sign that they trust their running backs.