Tomlin Says Mendenhall to Have Contact in Practice This Week
Summary of 4 articles · Updated Sep 19, 2012
Mike Tomlin said Mendenhall will participate in contact practice for the first time this week. If that means more Mendenhall, they should find out in the next few days. Asked by coach Mike Tomlin to knock Mendenhall around a little bit, Pittsburgh's defense obliged by getting a couple of shots in during their one padded workout of the week. He’s coming off ACL surgery in January, and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said it might be time to test him. Rashard Mendenhall's surgically repaired right knee feels so good, the Steelers running back isn't even wearing so much as an ace bandage over it when he practices. Nearly 20 percent of their 54 running plays have gone for negative yardage, though Roethlisberger and one of the league's top receiving corps has helped Pittsburgh control the ball for more than 35 minutes a game behind some third-down heroics.
It’s been a bit hard to gauge just where Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall stands in his return from a torn ACL. He practices during the week, but winds up listed as doubtful on Friday and then misses the game on Sunday as the Steelers go with Jo