Rashard Mendenhall returns to lineup following suspension

By Jassum Gloster,

On Monday, Rashard Mendenhall, a running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers returned to Heinz Field to resume team activities after serving his one game suspension. The running back was suspended for failing to show up for the Steelers game they lost against the San Diego Chargers 34-24.

According to CBS Pittsburgh, head coach Mike Tomlin had not made any changes to the line-up that would actually allow Mendenhall to play. That of course is subject to change pending Tomlin’s coaching decisions.

Tomlin is currently pleased with starting running back Jonathan Dwyer’s performance, so that shouldn’t be expected to change. If that isn’t bad enough news for Mendenhall’s chances to start, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Baron Batch, a halfback was added to the roster last week originally to take Mendenhall’s place.

The Steelers have been plagued all season due to injuries to their players. Ike Taylor, a corner back for the Steelers, is extremely valuable as he uses experience, athleticism, and knowledge of the game to stop his opponents.

The Steelers next game is against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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