Found September 04, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
Earlier today, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin wouldn’t rule out Rashard Mendenhall from playing this week. According to Jim Wexell of, Mendenhall was very impressive in practice today. “Of the three, Mendenhall was the biggest surprise at Monday’s practice. His burst and long speed had the defensive players buzzing,” wrote Wexell. “He looked incredible,” said Brett Keisel. “I thought he looked great. He was running well, finishing runs. I’m excited for him,” said Lawrence Timmons. It will be interesting to see if the Steelers activate Mendenhall for this week’s game.

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