The Pittsburgh Steelers have suspended running back Rashard Mendenhall for their match-up with the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington this Sunday for “conduct detrimental to the team.” Mendenhall reportedly didn’t show up for the team’s game with the Chargers at Heinz Field last week after he learned he would be inactive for the second consecutive week.
Pittsburgh lost that match-up by a final of 34-24 and now, many believe the two-time 1,000-yard rusher’s time with the Steelers may be coming to an end, as he becomes an unrestricted free agent after this season.
It’s been a turbulent year for Mendenhall. He returned to the lineup in October after suffering a torn ACL late last season, and by ESPN’s Jamison Hensley’s count, suffered a strained Achilles just four days’ later.
As they have been throughout the season, Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman will be the Steelers’ primary running backs against the Cowboys.
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