PITTSBURGH (AP) A week after having the best performance by a Steelers running back this season, Jonathan Dwyer will likely get another chance to be a feature back.
Dwyer, No. 3 on Pittsburgh's depth chart, expects to start Sunday when the Steelers (3-3) host Washington (3-4).
Dwyer had a career-high 122 rushing yards in last week's win at Cincinnati after being deactivated the previous two games. With Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman out with injury, Dwyer took advantage of his opportunity.
Mendenhall, who has an Achilles injury, did not practice all week and will not play against the Redskins.
Redman (right ankle sprain) improved as the week went on, and said Friday ``I feel like I'm ready to go. He did concede, though, that he's awaiting approval from coaches. Officially, Redman is questionable.
Kicker Shaun Suisham has been bothered by an ankle injury but is probable for Sunday.
The Steelers have known all week they will be without safety Troy Polamalu and right tackle Marcus Gilbert.
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Those who are worried about Derrius Guice's character picked up some added evidence when, on Monday night, the Redskins rookie invited a bunch of fans to watch Avengers with him in Ashburn.
Man, what is this guy's deal?
First of all, not everyone likes superheroes. So how did he know that those who joined him actually wanted to see Avengers? Did he even ask? What if they wanted to see that really successful, really funny, really well-regarded Amy Schumer comedy, instead?
Then, there's the issue of Guice buying tickets and concessions for those who showed up.
Some people enjoy buying movie tickets — which are absolutely reasonably priced these days — and, as far as the concessions, seriously? Candy? Popcorn? He could've at least offered to buy something healthier, like broccoli. All movie theaters have broccoli.
Thankfully, those who took Guice up on his invitation weren't grateful for the experience at all, which hopefully means this will be the last time he orchestrates a dastardly deed like this one:
At this point, it's a surprise Guice didn't slide even farther down in the draft, like to the 15th round. Unbelievable.