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Rashard Mendenhall

Rashard Mendenhall - #28 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 225 lbs.
Birthday 06/19/1987
Birthplace Skokie, IL
College Illinois
Years played 5
Drafted 2008, 1st round, 23rd pick by Steelers

Steelers' backfield could be blown up

Posted Jan. 20, 2013 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
After producing the fewest rushing yards in the past nine seasons, the Steelers' backfield could look dramatically different in 2013, the way we hear it.

Steelers place OT Colon on I.R.

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
The Steelers placed OT Willie Colon on injured reserve. RB Rashard Mendenhall, who was reinstated from a one-game suspension, takes his roster spot.

Steelers suspend RB Mendenhall

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 6:42 p.m. ET
The Steelers suspended RB Rashard Mendenhall for one game for “conduct detrimental to the team.”

Steelers' Dwyer gets his shot

Posted Dec. 01, 2012 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
The Steelers are giving Jonathan Dwyer an opportunity to be their featured back. We take a closer look at Pittsburgh's RB situation. 

RB fantasy tips: Jackson could run over Jets

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 2:26 p.m. ET
PFW's late-week fantasy RB tips say Ryan Mathews and Shonn Greene will get plenty of work, and Steven Jackson should keep rolling.

Week Eight fantasy tips: RBs

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 1:23 p.m. ET
In our late-week fantasy RB tips, Chris Johnson is a must-start, Rashad Jennings should be busy and a number of injuries bear watching.

Week Seven fantasy tips: RBs

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
The PFW staff offers its late-week fantasy RB tips, including a reminder to owners to keep an eye on the health of Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall

Week Six fantasy tips: RBs

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
The PFW staff's late-week fantasy RB tips say Rashard Mendenhall is a go, while it might finally be time for Shonn Greene to have a big week.

Live Week Five fantasy injury updates

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall is active for the first time this season, and Jonathan Dwyer is inactive.

Week Two fantasy tips: RBs

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
In PFW's late-week fantasy RB tips, BenJarvus Green-Ellis has a lot of upside, but don't expect too much from Adrian Peterson or Chris Johnson.

Mendenhall practicing, Dwyer improving for Steelers

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 6:04 p.m. ET
The Steelers enter the 2012 season with a few durability concerns in the backfield, but they don't appear as great as they could be.

Steelers activate Mendenhall, Hampton from PUP

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 1:33 p.m. ET
The Steelers have started the clock on NT Casey Hampton and RB Rashard Mendenhall, activating them from the PUP list.

Steelers say Hampton, Mendenhall could begin season on PUP list

Posted June 16, 2012 @ 7:59 p.m. ET
Steelers GM Kevin Colbert says NT Casey Hampton and RB Rashard Mendenhall could begin the season on the PUP list.

Around Fantasyland: RB ACL updates

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
William Del Pilar reviews the players recovering from ACL injuries, where they stand and how they fit into the 2012 fantasy season. 

Steelers' Dwyer trying to break through

Posted May 17, 2012 @ 9:14 p.m. ET
Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer wants to be more of a contributor, and he may get a chance if Rashard Mendenhall isn't ready by Week One. 


Posted March 13, 2013
The Arizona Cardinals addressed one of their significant needs on Wednesday by reaching agreement on a one-year contract with Mendenhall.||||||| Mendenhall played four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where his offensive coordinator for much of that time was new Arizona head coach Bruce Arians. Mendenhall had a difficult 2012 season after tearing an ACL in 2011. Last year, he rushed for just 182 yards in 52 carries. Mendenhall rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of the 2009 and 2010 seasons.
Posted Dec. 24, 2012
Mendenhall returned to action, rushing 11 times for 50 yards in the Steelers' loss to Cincinnati on Sunday.||||||| It was his first action since November.
Posted Dec. 11, 2012
Mendenhall is active Sunday against the Bengals.||||||| Mendenhall was suspended for one game for conduct detrimental to the team.
Posted Dec. 09, 2012
The Pittsburgh Steelers made Rashard Mendenhall inactive for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, the second straight week the running back has been scratched.||||||| Mendenhall hasn't played since fumbling in a loss to Cleveland on Nov. 25. Jonathan Dwyer will make his second straight start at running back, with Isaac Redman the first one off the bench.
Posted Dec. 02, 2012
Mendenhall was inactive for Sunday's game against Baltimore.||||||| Mendenhall wasn't listed on the injury report so it was like a result of his two fumbles on four carries last week against Cleveland.