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NFL Injury Report:
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
make their season debuts for Pittsburgh, while safety Troy Polamalu
return from an injury that’s kept him out the past two weeks.
Harrison and Polamalu each were able to return to the field
yesterday. Polamalu has missed the past two games due to a calf injury, while
Harrison’s been rehabbing his surgically repaired left knee. While it’s unclear
if Harrison will be able to rejoin the Steelers this weekend for their matchup
with the Philadelphia Eagles, Polamalu is expected to play.
Pittsburgh could also receive a boost on the offensive side
of the ball, as running back Rashard Mendenhall’s return is imminent. Mendenhall,
who’s been out since the end of last season after tearing the ACL in his right
knee against the Cleveland Browns, has practiced regularly over the last three
BEST OF MAXIM
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 running back Rashard Mendenhall has been sidelined since tearing his ACL in week 17 of the 2011 season against the Cleveland Browns. Although he has been back in practice he has yet to play in a game so far in 2012. NFL AM is reporting that Sunday may be his first shot at a live game in alm ContinueThe post Mendenhall to Start Sunday? appeared first on SteelBlitz.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is expected to return from an ACL injury this Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, ESPN.com 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...
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.
Steelers’ Mendenhall Remains On Track To Return vs. Eagles -
Rashard Mendenhall (knee) is still on track to make his 2012 debut against the Eagles in Week 5. Coach Mike Tomlin expects Mendenhall to practice in full this week and suit up Sunday. He didn’t discuss roles, but we’d expect Mendy to draw the start and work as the head of a committee with backup Isaac Redman. Jonathan...
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...
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...
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison sent out a tweet today indicating that he’s hopeful that he’ll be on the field for this week’s game against the Eagles.
God willing, I will be playing Sunday against the eagles!
— James Harrison (@jharrison9292) October 1, 2012
The good news is that he did practice on Monday.
A lot of hype over Rashard Mendenhall's return to the Steelers against the Eagles this coming Sunday is just that---pure hype. Mendenhall is a recovering shadow of his former healthy self...and the Eagles will administer that judgement based on their overall game plan to generically contain Pittsburgh's running game.
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.
Injured Steelers James Harrison and Troy Polamalu practiced on
Monday as the team returned from its bye week.
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...
Affiliate – In one of the marquee matchups of Week 5 of the NFL season, the Philadelphia Eagles will make the short in-state trip to Heinz Field to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday. According to this week’s NFL odds, the Steelers (1-2) are 3-point favorites over the Eagles (3-1) with the over/under listed at 44 points.
The Eagles continued to live on the edge in their...
I will never be the one to say any regular season matchup with the Steelers is predictable...but the Eagles have a terrific chance to go into Game 5 of the 2012 season with Pittsburgh and set the tone for a playoff run.
You may say it's too early to begin speaking of playoffs ("Playoffs! Are you kidding me!!), but to come out of Heinz Field this Sunday with a "...
The injured superstar triumvirate of James Harrison, Rashard Mendenhall and Troy Polamalu practiced so well through the bye week, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin didn’t ...