Originally posted on Steel City Blitz  |  Last updated 12/5/12

PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 29: Running back Rashard Mendenhall of the Pittsburgh Steelers carries the ball in the secong quarter during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field on August 29, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus)
You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to rationally think to yourself that both Rashard Mendenhall and Byron Leftwich may very well be looking at their last season in a Steelers uniform. Given the production of both players this season, or lack thereof, the lack of playing time post injury, and the recent updates by Mike Tomlin in his Tuesday press conference this week, things aren’t exactly looking up for these guys. That’s not to say that things can’t or won’t change, because we know in the NFL that can happen on any given week. However, if situations don’t arise where these two see the field, the last game of the season, whenever that is for the Steelers could spell the end for the two veterans. According to Mike Tomlin: Byron Leftwich might not get an opportunity because the team already has two  healthy quarterbacks. Charlie is their guy and they’ll prepare and plan with that in mind (as well as getting Ben ready). They will continue to work with Byron and get him reps whe...
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