Found September 09, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Oakland_raiders_v_85cf
Two key Steelers players -- linebacker James Harrison and running back Rashard Mendenhall -- were both on the inactive list for Sunday's game against the Broncos. Harrison had minor surgery on his left knee last month, and was hoping to be ready for the opener. However, he missed practice Saturday at which point he was listed as doubtful. Harrison had nine sacks last season. The Steelers' defense is also without safety Ryan Clark, who is out as a precaution because of a blood disorder that becomes particularly problematic at high altitude. Mendenhall's absence is not a surprise. He has been recovering from major knee surgery.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Pittsburgh Steelers: James Harrison Ruled Out For Sunday

James Harrison Ruled Out For Sunday’s Game - Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison did not practice for second day in a row and will not suit up for Sunday nights regular season opener against the Broncos in Denver. Harrison has been experiencing soreness in his knee, and according to Dulac, LB Chris Carter will continue...

James Harrison might play this week

According to Mike Bires of TimesOnline.com, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison worked out on Monday and might play this week against the Jets. Good news in injury front: LB James Harrison (knee) worked out Monday and may play Sunday vs. Jets — Mike Bires (@mikebires) September 11, 2012 Harrison missed Sunday night’s loss to the Broncos after undergoing arthroscopic...

Steelers Head Into 2012 Season With Questionable Linebacker Group

The Pittsburgh Steelers head into the 2012 season with huge question marks at one of their most important position groups on defense, and I am of course talking about the linebacker group. Starting right outside linebacker James Harrison is all but ruled out for the Sunday night opener in Denver and that means that second year linebacker Chris Carter will likely make his first...

Steelers' Harrison nearing return

The Steelers are hopeful right outside linebacker James Harrison will be on the field Sunday against the Jets. Coach Mike Tomlin said Harrison (knee) was able to work out Monday. "He will run (Wednesday) and see where he is," Tomlin said. "We'll work him up to activity and let that be our guide." The Steelers had two sacks in the season opener at Denver...

Steelers’ rule James Harrison, Rashard Mendenhall out for week 1

The Steelers will attempt to get revenge on the Broncos’ for last year’s playoff defeat this week. While a lot of the focus will be on Peyton Manning as he attempts to return from injury, the Steelers have some injuries of their own. Right guard David DeCastro could be out for the season with a torn MCL. Running back Isaac Redman is expected to be limited, possibly all year,...

Steelers Versus Broncos: Prediction & 7 Keys To The Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 season opener against the Denver Broncos is finally here and below are 7 things to watch for specifically in this game along with my prediction at the end of it. In case you missed it, here is my full preview of the game that was posted on Saturday. Carter Debut - With James Harrison almost certain to be out, second year linebacker Chris Carter will...

Steelers Broncos Inactives – Week 1

Below is the inactive list for the Pittsburgh Steelers opener against the Denver Broncos. The 7 inactive players are announced 90 minutes before kickoff. Steelers Inactives LB Stevenson Sylvester S Ryan Clark QB Charlie Batch RB Rashard Mendenhall LB James Harrison NT Alameda Ta'amu G/T Kelvin Beachum Broncos Inactives G Chris Kuper Steelers Broncos Inactives – Week 1 is a...

Rashard Mendenhall Inactive For Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh tailback Rashard Mendenhall will be inactive for Sunday night's tilt versus the Broncos. Mendenhall is still recovering from a torn ACL suffered near the end of last season.Fantasy Spin:Isaac Redman will get the start for the Steelers and figures to be a solid RB2 option until Mendenhall returns.

Daily Links: Denver Broncos News – 9/8/12

Denver Broncos News Forget about the offenses, it’s all about the defense for both the Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers. Both teams look to disrupt the others offensive game plans with an aggressive pass rush. [Denver Post] Honestly, I hope Rashard Mendenhall starts for the Steelers on Sunday. Players always tend to come back a week early and are largely ineffective that...

21 bold predictions for the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers

Every year, I try and throw together some "bold" predictions before the season starts. These are usually random, sometimes funny and - if I'm lucky - even a little bit accurate. Here are 20 from 2011, 89 from 2010 and 21 from 2009. Below are 21 for the 2012 season. Enjoy. 1. Jonathan Dwyer starts at least 2 games in 2012. 2. Rashard Mendenhall ends up with twice...

Steelers' Isaac Redman will start

The Pittsburgh Steelers will start running back Isaac Redman Sunday night against the Denver Broncos as Rashard Mendenhall is still not fully recovered from a torn ACL. Redman has rushed for 726 yards in two seasons.   The Steelers do not expect Mendenhall to be ready for the entire month of September, and are not counting on him to play this season.   Mendenhall is entering...

Jonathan Dwyer Worth a Pick Up…?

Rashard Mendenhall is still on the mend and Isaac Redman has fallen out of favor. That leaves Jonathan Dwyer who performed well in week one averaging 4.8 ypc. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin hinted that the 5'9, 230 lb RB would see more action against the Jets.
Steelers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.