One man’s loss is another’s opportunity. Looking for running back depth with All-Pro Le’Veon Bell holding out to start training camp, the Pittsburgh Steelers will work out free agent Brandon Radcliff.
Looking for RB depth as Le'Veon Bell stays away, the #Steelers are working out FA RB Brandon Radcliff out of Louisville today, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 1, 2017
Radcliff was second in rushing yards for Louisville last season, but he only trailed Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Lamar Jackson. He rushed for 903 yards on just 138 carries, averaging more than 6.5 yards per attempt.
Going undrafted in May, Radcliff signed with the Indianapolis Colts, but the team released him in June when they acquired Christine Michael. In his career at Louisville, Radcliff gained 2,365 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns. He also posted 20 receptions with 199 receiving yards.
In addition to Le’Veon Bell, rookie running back James Conner is sidelined for the Steelers because of a shoulder injury. Pittsburgh drafted Conner, who played in college for the Pitt Panthers, with the 105th pick in the third round.
Without any timetable for either Bell or Conner to return, the Steelers only have journeyman back Knile Davis and Fitzgerald Toussaint taking first-team reps at training camp this week.