Just a few weeks ago, we were all pining for Mendenhall to return. I did not see if Dwyer practiced yesterday, but he did get a bit banged up on his last play against the Redskins.

I'm not a big Mendenhall fan, but if the Steelers can bring Mendenhall back at a reasonable rate, they should. He and Dwyer would make nice complimentary backs, and if nothing else, you need 2 or 3 backs over the course of a season, even as the league moves to more of a passing league. We saw how Dwyer/Redman worked out early this year, and I think going into next season with just Dwyer, Redman, Batch and Rainey is a big risk.