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Dwyer received 21 snaps to Stepfan Taylor's nine during Sunday's preseason defeat to the Bengals, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Neither player particularly impressed, with Dwyer dashing five times for seven yards, versus Taylor's 10 yards on two carries. Although Taylor rings in at 5-9, 214, Dwyer's 5-11, 229 frame is more conducive to handling goal-line reps, which was evident in the Cardinals' second preseason outing on Dwyer's short touchdown run. However, the latest snap count for the duo points to Dwyer garnering most of the reserve running back reps behind Andre Ellington, at least to start the season.

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Dwyer seems to have emerged as the primary reserve running back to starter Andre Ellington, the Cardinals' official site reports.

On Saturday, Dwyer's five carries were spread about the Cardinals' first four drives, with Stepfan Taylor following him upon his removal. Neither option has impressed through two preseason tilts -- nine runs for 17 yards for Dwyer, versus Taylor's 17 carries for 26 yards and one catch for 11 yards -- but Dwyer punched in one of his goal-line chances for a touchdown this past weekend. Although the situation is subject to change, the job may be Dwyer's to lose at this point.

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Dwyer rushed for 10 yards and a touchdown on five carries in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings.

Despite coming away with a meager two yards per carry, Dwyer had an interesting night. He worked ahead of Stepfan Taylor as the No. 2 running back, and also poached a one-yard touchdown early in the game. Taylor, who is listed second on the depth chart, worked as such during the first preseason game. This battle seems to be closer than it first appeared, and the winner could enjoy the spoils of goal-line carries. It's also possible that the Cards could use both Dwyer and Taylor behind Andre Ellington, so the third man on the depth chart may even factor into the goal-line carries.

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Working as the No. 3 running back, Dwyer gained seven yards on four carries in Saturday's preseason opener against the Texans.

Andre Ellington handled one drive, followed by Stepfan Taylor, and then Dwyer. Taylor managed a measly nine yards on nine carries, but Dwyer only fared marginally better. Taylor is still the favorite to work as Ellington's top backup, a role that could be quite important.

Jonathan Dwyer RB ARI 2 Months

During minicamp, coach Bruce Arians said Jonathan Dwyer was "in better shape and he's running routes and catching the ball better than I remember."

Jonathan Dwyer RB ARI 2 Months

Jonathan Dwyer said he's unsure exactly what his role will be with the Cardinals.

The Arizona Republic confirms the obvious -- that the running game will flow through Andre Ellington. But there are still touches to be had here, especially in short-yardage and goal-line sets. Dwyer, who was pursued in free agency by former Steelers assistant turned Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, will be battling with Stepfan Taylor for that work. He's ran with everyone from the first- to third-stringers during OTAs.

Jonathan Dwyer RB ARI 6 Months

Cardinals signed RB Jonathan Dwyer to a one-year contract.

Dwyer, 24, finished 2013 in Pittsburgh with 197 yards on 49 carries (4.0 YPC) and eight receptions. He's a devastating pass protector and excels in short yardage. Although Dwyer lacks a high ceiling, he's a sensible signing in Arizona due to his familiarity with Bruce Arians' offense. He's a better talent than Stepfan Taylor. If this is all the Cards add at tailback during the offseason, it'll be good news for Andre Ellington's fantasy outlook.

Jonathan Dwyer RB ARI 7 Months's Scott Brown believes the Steelers will attempt to re-sign free agent Jonathan Dwyer.

Dwyer was Le'Veon Bell's primary backup in 2013, finishing with 49 carries and 197 yards. A short-yardage specialist, he could return as veteran insurance and shouldn't command much guaranteed money. The Steelers could also look to add depth at running back through the draft or free agency.

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Jonathan Dwyer rushed three times for 10 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 17 win over the Browns.

An on-again/off-again short-yardage specialist, Dwyer finishes 2013 with 49 carries for 197 yards. An impending free agent, there's no guarantee Dwyer will be back in the Steel City next season. Le'Veon Bell has put a stranglehold on starting duties for the Steelers.

Jonathan Dwyer RB ARI 10 Months

Jonathan Dwyer rushed eight times for 38 yards and caught a three-yard pass in Pittsburgh's Week 10 win over Buffalo.

Dwyer and Felix Jones (four carries, 16 yards) are the Steelers' "breather backs" behind Le'Veon Bell (25 touches). Dwyer would need a Bell injury to be worth grabbing in 12- and 14-team fantasy leagues.