Dwyer working to lose weight

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer got into the doghouse quickly last year, showing up 20 pounds overweight to training camp.

But now with Rashard Mendenhall out with an injury, Dwyer sees an opportunity before him, and he intends to capitalize on it, says the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

“I know if I come in at the weight I am supposed to be, I will be OK. It is not anybody else’s responsibility to come into camp in shape. It is mine,” said Dwyer, who will train with Maurice Jones-Drew and Matt Forte before camp opens.

“They asked me to come down, and I see how successful they are and how the training is and felt it was a good idea,” Dwyer said. “I thought to myself that I would be a fool not to go train down there with them.”

Dwyer said he hopes to prove himself not only to teammates, but the rest of the league as well.

“I am just realizing how much it takes to get where you are in this league and how hard you have to work and push yourself,” Dwyer said. “This is my year to prove something to myself, the league, to the organization, that I am worth more than what I was.”

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