Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall is likely still a week away from being healthy enough to return to game action, but when he does, the former first-round pick will assume his starting role.
RB coach Kirby Wilson told the Trib on Wednesday that Mendenhall “has the whole package, so that’s your guy,” despite recent success by Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer.
“Rashard has always been our lead dog and our top runner,” Wilson said.
Dwyer should be back for Week 10, so he and Isaac Redman will likely form a RBBC with the healthier Redman taking a lead role. HC Mike Tomlin said, "Whoever's effective, they'll get the ball." The Chiefs present a pretty good matchup.