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Rashard Mendenhall doubtful, James Harrison questionable for Sunday night

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Steelers linebacker James Harrison said that he wouldn’t be able to play if the Steelers had a game on Friday.

Despite reports that Harrison has already been ruled out for the opener against the Broncos, the Steelers have listed him as questionable on their Friday injury report. The signs continue to point to Harrison’s absence thanks to his balky knee, although it seems we’ll have to wait a little bit longer for an official decision about his status. Chris Carter will start if Harrison doesn’t play.

The news also isn’t good for running back Rashard Mendenhall. After days of increasingly positive reports about Mendenhall’s condition, the Steelers listed him as doubtful for Week One. That means it is highly unlikely that he’ll be on the field and makes it more likely that his work in practice this week was intended to be, at least in part, a bit of slight of hand by the Steelers. Isaac Redman is listed as probable and Baron Batch is questionable, so the Steelers will still have to sort out exactly what they have available at running back this weekend.

Guard Chris Kuper is recovering from a broken forearm has been ruled out by Denver. He’s the only Bronco on the injury report for Sunday night.

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9 Responses to “Rashard Mendenhall doubtful, James Harrison questionable for Sunday night”
  1. 3yardsndust says: Sep 7, 2012 5:03 PM

    Get ready to meet Jonathan Dwyer and Chris Rainey. They’re pretty good.

  2. ravenator says: Sep 7, 2012 5:08 PM

    Get the excuses ready Steeler fans.

  3. sillyv6 says: Sep 7, 2012 5:45 PM

    Dwyer was moving ahead of Redman anyway. He’s good.

  4. ravenater says: Sep 7, 2012 6:34 PM

    What will we do when we lose to the Bengals Monday? Is T-Sizzle playing? Will Ray Ray be able to make any tackles at his old age? I have a bad feeling about the season. Good thing we won 2 Super Bowls last year.

  5. raqaiw says: Sep 7, 2012 6:36 PM

    How fitting that the previous season’s last loss for the Steelers will also be the first of this year. Karma.

  6. charmcityravens says: Sep 7, 2012 6:49 PM

    This time around the Broncos are without the services of Mighty Tim “Touchdown Jesus” Tebow. So the Steelers still have a shot.

  7. jtm12180 says: Sep 7, 2012 6:51 PM

    Wow, a ravens fan just openly admitted that beating Pittsburgh in the regular season is like winning the super bowl. Truly pathetic fans!!! Sure you guys aren’t actually still called the stains?!

  8. ahostiletakeover says: Sep 7, 2012 7:08 PM

    I find it highly amusing that someone felt the need to create an account to simply mock RavenatOr. You do realize that by doing so you have just bought into his trolling behavior and are no better than he is? Trying to rile people up because its safe to do so behind the anonymity of the internet, what a lowly and mockable existence you have RavenatEr.

  9. dmretrogames says: Sep 7, 2012 8:15 PM

    Feh. The Steelers are healthier than they were in the playoff loss last January. No excuses. Next man up.

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