Steelers have suspended Rashard Mendenhall for one game, activated Baron Batch from practice squad.
Mendenhall had been deactivated for the last two games and a source is saying Mendenhall's suspension was because he failed to show up to the game last week. Mendenhall will be a free agent in 2013. Needless to say, he's dropable if you were still holding out hope.
Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer (quadricep, doubtful) and Rashard Mendenhall (achilles, doubtful) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and are both doubtful for Week 9. Isaac Redman (ankle, probable) is a capable back that has a mediocre matchup and is in line for a big workload. Baron Batch (shin, probable) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is probable for Week 9. Batch figures to back up Redman, but Chris Rainey will also be in the mix.