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Rashard Mendenhall reinstated by Steelers

Rashard Mendenhall, D'Qwell Jackson AP

After being suspended one game for conduct detrimental to the team, the Pittsburgh Steelers have reinstated running back Rashard Mendenhall to their roster.

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers will have a roster exemption for Mendenhall until 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday. When that expires, the Steelers will have to make room for him on their 53-man roster or possibly make a different decision altogether.

It definitely appears as though the former first-round draft pick’s time in Pittsburgh is coming to an end. The Steelers may elect to expedite that process and part ways with Mendenhall instead of activating him to the roster. He had already been relegated to third-string running back before the suspension.

Mendenhall has started and played in just four games for the Steelers this season. He has just 34 carries for 113 yards and no touchdowns on the ground. He also has seven catches for 61 yards and a touchdowns.

The Steelers signed running back Baron Batch to take Mendenhall’s place on the roster for last week’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.

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25 Responses to “Rashard Mendenhall reinstated by Steelers”
  1. passthepeppa says: Dec 17, 2012 10:58 PM

    take Wallace with you, ya stiff

  2. minhw0714 says: Dec 17, 2012 10:59 PM

    Time to move on. Please dump this guy and let him contemplate the intricacies of the universe on someone else’s roster.

  3. ddogdaddy says: Dec 17, 2012 11:32 PM

    Welcome to Indy. I am sure B.A. will find a spot for you.

  4. steel420 says: Dec 17, 2012 11:37 PM

    No way the Steelers part ways with him early! Unfortunately for the Steelers, Mendenhall is still the most talented back they have. That being said he’ll surely be gone next year, but he’s a restricted free agent. So, if another team signs him in free agency the Steelers will be awarded a compensatory draft pick the next year. Most likely a 7th round pick, but it could also go as high as a 3rd round pick.

  5. steeldominance says: Dec 17, 2012 11:39 PM

    If they re-sign him, I have to question the intention of the FO. What does this guy bring to the table besides bad publicity, unnecassary spin moves and fumbles? I doubt Mendenhall lands anywhere other than on the couch.

  6. jaypell says: Dec 17, 2012 11:45 PM

    please don’t replace Mendenhall with Batch… we’ve already almost let the season slipdown the toilet ….

  7. Just a Fan says: Dec 18, 2012 12:01 AM

    The Steelers have started to negotiate a new contract with him already. I doubt they cut him in the middle of that.

  8. tommy57 says: Dec 18, 2012 1:03 AM

    I vote for ” a different decision altogether.”

  9. cosmicduster says: Dec 18, 2012 1:08 AM

    Is Baron Batch Charlie’s son?

  10. fuzzynuts55 says: Dec 18, 2012 1:28 AM

    Who cares he’s gone after the seasons over.. Also see ya Wallace ! One trick donkey..

  11. filmex2000 says: Dec 18, 2012 2:09 AM

    Mendenhall will tell you it’s related to the 9/11 conspiracy.

  12. dk1888 says: Dec 18, 2012 3:43 AM

    OK let me try that again.

    Rashard Mendenhall is an a$$!

  13. randallflagg52 says: Dec 18, 2012 4:05 AM

    Desperate much pittsburgh?

  14. fuglyflorio says: Dec 18, 2012 5:49 AM

    I can hardly wait to hear more of his political views and his take on world events.

  15. 13arod says: Dec 18, 2012 7:17 AM

    what are you talking about mike wallace is very good

  16. steelcurtains says: Dec 18, 2012 7:39 AM

    Just a Fan says:
    Dec 18, 2012 12:01 AM
    The Steelers have started to negotiate a new contract with him already. I doubt they cut him in the middle of that.
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    It’s a well-known fact that the Steelers do not negotiate contracts during the season.

  17. themagicman1223 says: Dec 18, 2012 7:47 AM

    what are you talking about mike wallace is very good
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    Dude, Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders are the future for the Steelers.

  18. jsherer74 says: Dec 18, 2012 8:29 AM

    Not sure but I heard Ricky Williams was bored and needed someone to talk to! Maybe he and Fumbles can start a blog about important stuff??

  19. ravenator says: Dec 18, 2012 8:30 AM

    Desperate move by a desperate team. Story of the Pittsburgh season.

  20. ravenator says: Dec 18, 2012 8:57 AM

    Have you ever seen a fan base so proud to be 7-7. Steelers wont be in the playoffs and have nothing to show for this season except a mid round draft pick. Congratulations on your captivating run.

  21. steel420 says: Dec 18, 2012 9:45 AM

    Have you ever seen a fan of a team on a 3-game losing streak so proud to bash fans of a team on a 2-game losing streak? Merry Christmas!

  22. steelerben says: Dec 18, 2012 2:31 PM

    Desperate move by a desperate team. I mean who fires their Offensive Coordinator with three games left to go in the season during a playoff run?

    Wait, that wasn’t the Steelers.

  23. randallflagg52 says: Dec 18, 2012 7:14 PM

    steelerben says:
    Dec 18, 2012 2:31 PM
    Desperate move by a desperate team. I mean who fires their Offensive Coordinator with three games left to go in the season during a playoff run?

    Wait, that wasn’t the Steelers.

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    Your right, it wasn’t the steelers. You guys aren’t even in a playoff run.

  24. raw101 says: Dec 18, 2012 8:10 PM

    ravenator the steelers are still in the playoff picture. a true fan supports their team no matter what. so when the ravens go one and done i guess you will dump them huh.

  25. halusbr33 says: Dec 18, 2012 10:11 PM

    ravenator says: Dec 18, 2012 8:57 AM

    Have you ever seen a fan base so proud to be 7-7. Steelers wont be in the playoffs and have nothing to show for this season except a mid round draft pick. Congratulations on your captivating run.

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    Wake me when Baltimore does something worth noting.

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