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Mendenhall out, Redman questionable for Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers' Redman narrowly misses a pass during their NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville Reuters

We’ve been keeping a close eye on the health of two Steelers running backs all week and we’ve got the team’s determination of their chances of playing.

Rashard Mendenhall has no chance of playing as he’s been ruled out with the Achilles injury that’s kept him out of practice all week. Isaac Redman, battling ankle problems, has been able to do some work in practice, however, and he’s been listed as questionable for the date with the Redskins. Redman said after practice that he was amazed how much better his ankle felt and that he thinks he’ll be able to play on Sunday.

Even if Redman’s in the lineup, it looks like Jonathan Dwyer will be the starting running back for the second straight week. Dwyer was benched early in the season after fumbling, but says that his 122-yard outing against the Bengals last weekend has boosted his confidence a tremendous amount.

“It motivates me. It makes me believe more in myself. It makes me work harder, so that I can do more and do better,” Dwyer said in an interview with 93.7 The Fan, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “All it does is give more confidence to continue to play the way I play and continue to believe in myself and continue to want to do better every day I step on the field.”

Linebacker Brandon Johnson was also listed as out for the game, joining Mendenhall, tackle Marcus Gilbert and safety Troy Polamalu on the sideline.

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6 Responses to “Mendenhall out, Redman questionable for Steelers”
  1. amanistumor says: Oct 26, 2012 3:36 PM

    Dwyer is their best RB anyway…

    Go time Baby Bettis!!!

  2. prosourcetalk says: Oct 26, 2012 3:40 PM

    Dwyer is better than either of those guys anyways

  3. blizzard01 says: Oct 26, 2012 4:10 PM

    Yes, it is routine to keep your best running back 3rd or 4th on the depth chart. This is s.o.p. in the n.f.l.

  4. ravenator says: Oct 26, 2012 4:36 PM

    Oh man this guy is a huge bust. Ravens lead the AFCN and Steelers are a .500 team. What losers who cheer that kind of production

  5. rg3andout says: Oct 26, 2012 5:23 PM

    i hope u steeler fans are right, i just picked up dwyer and will start him in FF this weekend

  6. dontstabmeray says: Oct 28, 2012 1:33 AM

    Steelers live rent free in ravenators miniature head……speaking of busts, how is sergio kindle working out for the ravens? hahahaha

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