Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has confirmed what Fox’s Jay Glazer reported last week: Willie Parker has gone the way of Wally Pipp.
After talking about a running back rotation last week, Tomlin said Tuesday for the first time that Mendenhall is higher on the depth chart. And it seems unlikely that will change anytime soon.
“It’s great to have Willie back,” Tomlin said, “but Rashard has the hot hand if you will.”
The Steelers are as healthy as they have been all season.
Troy Polamalu responded well to his first game action in a month, and the team expects to have the entire 53-man roster available for this week’s game against the Vikings.