Mendenhall Still Not Ruled Out for Sunday’s Opener in Denver

The Steelers didn’t expect running back Rashard Mendenhall (knee) to return until well into the season. Yet he practiced Monday, and coach Mike Tomlin isn’t ruling him out of the season opener Sunday in Denver, Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Mendenhall tore an ACL in the final 2011 regular season game in Cleveland.

Isaac Redman, expected to fill in for Mendenhall, is still battling an ankle injury, and his status is uncertain.

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Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and of course, the National Football League. On NFL Sunday’s you can hear Matt on National networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and other stations around the country. Matt also joined The Washington Post in 2009 as a guest columnist on league hot topics. Born and raised in Cleveland, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.


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