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Steelers' Jonathan Dwyer Dropping Weight Like Crazy

The Beaver County Times has an interview with Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer, who suddenly looks likely to make the Steelers' 53-man roster after Baron Batch's season-ending injury. Dwyer showed up to camp badly out of shape and looked like he might be on his way out. Then in the Steelers' second preseason game against the Redskins, he was visibly smaller than he had been in their first preseason game a week before. Here's Dwyer on his weight gain.

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"I was working out a lot right after last season. But then during the lockout, I rested my body and gained weight. The lockout was long, and I didn't know when we'd come back. I just messed up."

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Here's how he lost so much weight.

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A: "Just working, man. Working hard ... doing extra work in the mornings during camp ... running gassers after practice with the rest of the running backs ... eating right and not eating after a certain time of day ... keeping my calorie count down ... just doing the right things."

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Barring an injury, Dwyer is unlikely to play too much - Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman can handle most of the load. But it's nice to see he's turning things around.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.