Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhal tore the ACL in his right knee Jan. 1 in Cleveland.
“My guess is [Mendenhall] will open the season on PUP (the physically unable to perform list),” GM Kevin Colbert said.
“You’ve got to remember both of those injuries happened late in the year.”
Mendenhall wouldn’t be eligible to play until after the Steelers’ sixth game if they start the season on the PUP list.
If Mendenhall does indeed start the season on PUP, it will give a big boost to the draft stock of Isaac Redman, who figures to be the featured back while Mendenhall recovers. We currently have Redman as our #23 RB, five spots ahead of the general consensus. It appears he'll have the chance to prove his worth and would at worst be in a timeshare when Mendenhall finally returns.