Found December 12, 2012 on NFL Injury Report:
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced that running back Rashard Mendenhall will be suspended for one game due to conduct detrimental to the team, according to Dan Hanzus of, while starting left guard Willie Colon will miss several games after undergoing knee surgery, reports Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. #Steelers Tomlin: Colon had surgery on knee yesterday. Out for several weeks — Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) December 11, 2012 Mendenhall is being punished for not showing up at Heinz Field for last weekend’s loss to the San Diego Chargers, according to The running back was told he would not dress against the Chargers. Mendenhall has been inactive over the past two games after fumbling against the Cleveland Browns, and the back is third on the team’s current depth chart behind Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman. In place of the injured Colon, the Steelers will get first-round pick David DeCastro back, which will shift Ramon Foster to left guard. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + ''; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();

So You Really Want To Cut Willie Colon?

Immediately after the news started circulating around that Pittsburgh Steelers guard Willie Colon might be done for the season with a knee injury, I received several questions via Twitter about how much it would cost to release Colon after the season. Colon signed a five-year, $29 million contract prior to the 2011 season and he structured that contract to this past offseason...

Rashard Mendenhall reportedly suspended for not attending Steelers’ game

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Tuesday that running back Rashard Mendenhall was suspended one game for conduct detrimental to the team. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Mendenhall did not attend the team’s home game against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday after being told he would not be active for the game. Mendenhall has had a difficult season...

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According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-gazette, the Steelers have suspended running back Rashard Mendenhall for one game, for conduct detrimental to the team. Mendenhall was recently to third string and I’m sure he’s not too happy about that, which has led to this suspension.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI ...

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It has been a bumpy year for Pittsburgh Steelers' running back Rashard Mendenhall.Mendenhall, 25, is a fourth-year player who the Steelers drafted in 2008 with the 23rd overall pick.Injuries, and wrongful tweets are nothing new to the player, however being suspended by the Pittsburgh Steelers organization is.Starting off the year with an ACL tear, Rashard missed the first four...

Steelers suspend RB Mendenhall one game

Running back Rashard Mendenhall was suspended one game by the Pittsburgh Steelers for conduct detrimental to the team. Mendenhall has played in just four games this season after returning from January knee surgery, while also missing four games with an Achilles injury this season. He has rushed for 113 yards on 34 carries and has fallen behind Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman on...

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Overrated Rashard Mendenhall suspended one game, time for the Steelers to move on

The overrated Rashard Mendenhall won’t be with the Steelers on Sunday when they travel to the NFL’s version of the Hilton, Texas Stadium. After violating team rules the Steelers have suspended him one game, which includes his game check and he can’t practice with the team this week. Unless injuries hit the Steelers Running Backs, it shouldn’t surprise anyone if Mendenhall...

Steelers Lose G Willie Colon For “Several Weeks”

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told reports that G Willie Colon underwent surgery on his knee and is expected to miss ”several weeks,” per Ed Bouchette. Tomlin added that David DeCastro will get a shot at playing right guard, while Ramon Foster will likely replace Colon on the left side. As a unit, the Steelers have been better this season, but they still struggle to effectively...

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Injury Report, Mendenhall, DeCastro & Calvin Watkins Interview Episode

Season 3, Episode 54 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get into the Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday injury report as they prepare for the Sunday road game against the Dallas Cowboys. The Steelers will have changes on the offensive line this week and we talk about the move of Ramon Foster to left guard and rookie David DeCastro making his first career start...

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On Tuesday Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed during his press conference that left guard Willie Colon had surgery on his left knee on Monday. The injury is expected to sideline Colon for the rest of the season. With Colon now sidelined rookie guard David DeCastro will get the opportunity in practice this week to show that he can play. Tomlin said that the plan...

Steelers suspend Rashard Mendenhall

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin will have to juggle his running backs, offensive line and defensive secondary for Sunday's game in Dallas. Guard Willie Colon had surgery on his left knee on Monday, and will miss Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. Mendenhall suspended Click Link to Read More!

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