Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 3/20/12
The questions surrounding the Steelers backfield won’t fully be answered until the 2012 season is in the books. For the time being though we can dissect the possibility that Rashard Mendenhall won’t be available for the upcoming season and how that will affect the current offseason plans of the team. Ed Bouchette wrote an article on Monday talking about Mendenhall and recounting some previous comments by Steelers GM Kevin Colbert. They do not believe Rashard Mendenhall will be of much use to them in 2012, which is the final year of his contract. It’s possible Mendenhall may have had his last carry with the Steelers.  Sources told me that the Steelers will not count on Mendenhall returning to form until at least the 2013 season, and his contract with the Steelers will have expired by then. GM Kevin Colbert basically said he’s not counting on him until 2013 when he said this on Feb. 13: “I never feel good about an ACL until a year. I’m not a doctor, but that’s my mindset. If he gets b...
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