Mike Tomlin said today that Isaac Redman will serve as the Steelers' short-yardage back. That's bad news for those of you who selected Mendenhall in your fantasy drafts.
On the plus side, Tomlin did say the Steelers will use Mendenhall as the primary third-down back - as they did in the second half of last season - so he could make up for a couple of the scores that Redman may syphon off.
© As expected, Antwaan Randle El will be the team's emergency QB this week against Atlanta and will get some practice snaps at quarterback.
Randle El is also the backup holder on PATs and field goals.
© Jeff Reed will handle kickoffs this week, but I expect that to be a week-to-week thing with him and Daniel Sepulveda.
© Tomlin would not commit to saying which rookie receiver, Emmanuel Sanders or Antonio Brown - or if both - will be active on game days.
He was also non-commital with rookie linebackers Jason Worilds, Stephenson Sylvester and Thaddeus Gibson.
He wants the kids to earn their spots - though I think both rookie wide receivers and two of the three linebackers will be active.
© The Steelers released seventh-round draft pick Doug Worthington from their practice squad, signing defensive end Al Woods instead.
Woods was a fourth-round draft pick by the New Orleans Saints out of LSU.