Rashard Mendenhall: Why the Steelers Shouldn’t Sign Him to Extension

September 8, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Speculation has been running rampant in regards to the Pittsburgh Steelers potentially signing Rashard Mendenhall to a contract extension, but that's a move the Steelers need to avoid.
Mendenhall is coming off a 2011 season that ended early due to injury, and while his rehab has gone well, the Steelers running back might not be ready for the season-opener against the Denver Broncos, per CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora via Twitter.
AP listed as questionable - could see limited action Sun. Mendenhall doubtful as expected. Carlos Dunlap misses practices again for Bengals.
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 7, 2012
The injury mentioned above happened about eight months ago when Mendenhall tore his ACL, which is an alarming injury for any player in the NFL, let alone a running back. On top of that, Mendenhall is coming off a down year that saw him fail to hit the 1,000-yard mark in 15 games.
With that, the future of Mendenhall in the NFL is nowhe...

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