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Steelers vs. Redskins inactives: Rashard Mendhall, Isaac Redman out for Pittsburgh

The inactives list for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins Week 8 showdown has been released, and the consecutive-games streak for Redskins veteran linebacker London Fletcher will remain intact. Fletcher will start and extended his NFL record to 232 consecutive games.

Earlier in the the week, there was worry a head injury would keep him out of the contest. For the Redskins, only two players are listed on its inactive list: wide receiver Pierre Garcon and safety Brandon Meriweather.

Meanwhile, the Steelers will be without a pair of running backs: starter Rashard Mendenhall is out for the second straight week as is backup Isaac Redman. Pittsburgh will rely on third-string running back Jonathan Dwyer to carry the load again. Last week, Dwyer ran for 122 yards on 17 carriers in a 24-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Also out for the Steelers is safety Troy Polamalu. The rest of Pittsburgh's inactive players are: tackle Marcus Gilbert, linebacker Brandon Johnson, quarterback Charlie Batch and cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke.

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