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The Pittsburgh Steelers have been waiting for RB Rashard Mendenhall to return to the lineup since the start of the season. They won’t have to wait much longer as the team expects to start Mendenhall in week five against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Steelers are hoping the infusion of Mendenhall back in the lineup will help to jump start a sagging rushing attack. Mendenhall will become the starting running back for the Steelers and Isaac Redman will become the backup. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that Jonathan Dwyer will be “squeezed out” of the mix for carries in the Steelers offense. Mendenhall is returning to the Steelers lineup after suffering season ending ACL surgery last year. He has posted two 1,000-yard seasons in the last three years and will add an explosiveness to the Pittsburgh running game, something which has sorely been lacking. The Steelers are currently ranked 31st in the league, averaging just 65 yards per game on the ground, and just 2.6 yards per carr...

How much will Rashard Mendenhall really help the Steelers rushing attack?

The Steelers running game is tied for last in the league through the first 3 weeks of the season (3 way tie with the Raiders and Titans). Pittsburgh is averaging just 2.6 yds per rush and has a combined pitiful 195 yds total rushing. If that doesn’t make you cringe as a Steeler fan, I don’t know what will. The offense hasn’t ranked that low in rushing in 62 years; one can only...

Steelers RB Mendenhall expected back this week

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is expected to return from an ACL injury this Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, reported Monday. The Steelers could use a healthy Mendenhall as they come off a bye averaging just 65 rushing yards a game and 2.6 yards per carry, both rank 31st in the NFL. Mendenhall sustained the knee injury during the final regular...

Rashard Mendenhall On Track For Week 5

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is still on track to make his season debut Sunday versus the Eagles according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.Fantasy Spin:Mendenhall tore his ACL last season and has needed the first four weeks of this season to recover from it. His presence makes for a confusing situation in the Pittsburgh backfield with Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer expected...

Rashard Mendenhall ready to return

Rashard Mendenhall (knee) is expected to make his season debut this Sunday against the Eagles. His health is far from a guarantee, which is why I am benching him in all leagues this week. That being said, he should be watched carefully this weekend, as his Steelers have plenty of juicy matchups ahead. After they host the Eagles, they only have three good run defenses left on the...

Week 5 is a must win for the Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers get back to action following the bye week at home against the 3-1 Philadelphia Eagles. Pittsburgh carries a 1-2 record with embarrassing loses to the Broncos and Raiders and the lone win coming at home over the Jets. Despite the losing record Ben Roethlisberger is having arguably his best start to a season to date. Ben has thrown for 904 yds 8 TD’s and...

Steelers Injury Report: Rashard Mendenhall, Troy Polamalu, James Harrison

Despite their 1-2 start to the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers could receive a significant boost this weekend on both sides of the football. Running back Rashard Mendenhall and linebacker James Harrison could make their season debuts for Pittsburgh, while safety Troy Polamalu could return from an injury that’s kept him out the past two weeks. Harrison and Polamalu...

Steelers Injury Report: Troy Polamalu, James Harrison, Rashard Mendenhall

Based on their participation during Monday’s practice, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin expects safety Troy Polamalu, linebacker James Harrison and running back Rashard Mendenhall to return this week against the Philadelphia Eagles: “Based on what I am looking at on how we worked yesterday I think that is a safe assessment,” said Tomlin when asked...

Rashard Medenhall expected to make his debut this Sunday

According to Paul Zeise of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, running back Rashard Mendenhall is expected make his season debut this coming Sunday, when the Steelers face off against the Eagles. Both Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer have done a solid job of filling in for Mendenhall, but they’re certainly missed him so far this season.

Patience will be key with injured Steelers returning to lineup

Mike Tomlin had his weekly press conference on Tuesday, and among the hot topics was the status of injured players James Harrison, Troy Polamalu, and Rashard Mendenhall. According to Tomlin each practiced on Monday and the team will see how the players do throughout the week before making a final decision on their playing status. He was optimistic though about the possibility of...

NFL First Quarter Report Card: Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of just two teams who have not quite hit the 2012 NFL first quarter point in the season following their bye week this past Sunday, but everyone in the organization knows that a 1-2 record will not sit well in Steeler Nation. Pittsburgh has certainly not played the most challenging schedule to this point, but they also have not been entirely healthy...

Mendenhall, Harrison and Polamalu will likely play this week

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Tribune, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin believes both linebacker James Harrison and safety Troy Polamalu will play this week. Bouchette also tweeted that Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is ready to make his season debut this Sunday against the Eagles.
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