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A former Pittsburgh Steelers starting running back is expected to man that same position for the Arizona Cardinals.
Rashard Mendenhall has inked a one-year deal with the Cardinals. The news was reported Wednesday by his agent Mike McCarthy on Twitter (@MikeMcCartney7).
The signing came shortly after ex-Miami running back Reggie Bush signed a four-year contract with Detroit. The Cardinals reportedly had Bush on their free-agent wish list.
A 2008 first-round draft pick, Mendenhall rushed for 1,108 and 1,273 yards in 2009 and 2010 respectively. While he anchored Pittsburgh's ground game, Mendenhall did lose a key fumble in Super Bowl XLV that helped spur Green Bay to victory.
Mendenhall, 25, gradually fell out of grace with the Steelers to the point he was a healthy scratch late last season. Mendenhall was even suspended for a game after he refused to stay for one contest after being declared inactive.
The Mendenhall signing fills the hole created by Tuesday's release of running back Chris "Beanie" Wells, a 2009 first-round pick whose first four NFL seasons were marred by injuries. Mendenhall will now be reunited with Arizona head coach Bruce Arians, who was his offensive coordinator in Pittsburgh from 2008 to 2011.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have now lost two of their unrestricted free agents to other teams as running back Rashard Mendenhall has signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday.
Mendenhall, who was reportedly expected to sign with the Denver Broncos, chose instead to reunite himself with Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, the Steelers former offensive coordinator...
Earlier in the week it was reported that Denver Broncos had interest in soon-to-be unrestricted free agent running back Rashard Mendenhall ,and on Tuesday, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes that the Arizona Cardinals are also interested in the Steelers former first round draft pick.
The news is not surprising as former Steelers offensive coordinator, and current...
Happy New Year to all. The 2013 NFL league year is here.
Pittsburgh Steelers free agent running back Rashard Mendenhall has visits scheduled with the Arizona Cardinals and the Denver Broncos, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN on Twitter.
The two teams are not surprising as both were reported to have interest in the Steelers former first round draft pick since the legal tampering...
Earlier in the day it was reported that Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent running back Rashard Mendenhall has visits scheduled with the Denver Broncos and the Arizona Cardinals. Pro Football Talk is now reporting that Mendenhall is likely to sign with the Broncos.
The Broncos are possibly looking to move on from running backs Willis McGahee and Knowshon Moreno, and Mendenhall...
The Arizona Cardinals addressed one of their significant needs on Wednesday by reaching agreement on a one-year contract with free agent running back Rashard Mendenhall.
The agreement follows the team's release of running back Beanie Wells on Monday.
Mendenhall played four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where his offensive coordinator for much of that time was new Arizona...
Rashard Mendenhall was looking for a new home, and it looks like he found one and a starting to job to go with it. Pro Football Talk is reporting that Mendenhall and the Arizona Cardinals have agreed on a 1 year deal.
Mendenhall is only 25 years old, even though he seems older with all the drama that surrounded him during his tenure with the Steelers.
After back to back 1,000...
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Since the beginning of free agency, the Broncos have shown interest in former Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall.
What started as interest led to a visit which will likely lead to a contract, as a source tells PFT that the team is likely to sign the former first round pick. Mendenhall will also meet with the Cardinals, but Denver appears...
Well that was fast. About ten minutes after free agency officially began there were reports of Mike Wallace being in Miami to talk with the Dolphins. As of right now Wallace will be taking a physical and once he gets cleared he will return to the Dolphins facilities to sign his deal.
Wallace is expected to receive a deal around five year $65 million with $30 million in guaranteed...
Having missed out on Reggie Bush, the Arizona Cardinals were looking for a quick replacement having cut Beanie Wells on Tuesday. The Cardinals confirmed Wednesday that they signed former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall to a one-year contract worth an estimated $2.5 million, reports Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com.
It's a great move for the Cardinals and...
It is a one year deal for a team that desperately needed a consistent running back we will see if he can stay healthy.
And Cardinals reached an agreement in principle on a one-year deal with former Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2013