The Pittsburgh Steelers front-office brass are not expecting much out of running back Rashard Mendenhall in 2012-13 season. General manager Kevin Colbert spoke to the Pittsburgh media Monday, and said the Steelers are planning for life without Mendenhall, who is recovering from a torn ACL that happened during a Jan. 1 regular-season game against the Cleveland Browns.
"I never feel good about an ACL for a year." said Colbert.
However, according to ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley, the Steelers are in good shape when it comes to depth at that position.
Pittsburgh should feel good about backup Isaac Redman after he ran for 121 yards in the playoff loss at Denver. But there is no certainty that he can handle a full workload for an extended amount of games. There are also questions about his ability to hold onto the ball.Beyond Redman, there are promising running backs in Jonathan Dwyer, John Clay and Baron Batch. The problem is, they have a combined 35 carries in the NFL.