Originally written on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 8/22/12

LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA - JULY 28: Rashard Mendenhall #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers walks on the field during training camp at St. Vincent College on July 28, 2007 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. (Photo by: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
In a surprising move, the Steelers have activated Rashard Mendenhall off the PUP list. This move is surprising because everyone, including Steelers GM Kevin Colbert himself, believed that Mendenhall would begin the season on the PUP and have to miss at least 6 games after tearing his ACL last December. Mendenhall is doubtful for week 1 and, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, “could miss most” of September. The Steelers play 3 times in September before a week 4 bye. GM Kevin Colbert also seconds this report by saying that Mendenhall should be ready by “week 5 or week 6.” Obviously, they think he can go in the first 6 weeks of the season or they wouldn’t have made this move. Schefter also said that they made this move to “get him back into football shape” for October. This obviously puts a damper on Isaac Redman’s fantasy value as he’ll have half, at most, of the games he would have originally had to prove he is in the superior back, which his play last season suggests he is. He’ll be...
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