Rashard Mendenhall will likely return by week 5

According to Josh Katzowitz of CBSSports.com, Jason La Canfora has reported that Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall likely won’t make his 2012 debut until week five.

The good news is that Mendenhall has been practicing.  It looks like the Steelers chose to keep him on the roster instead of placing him on the PUP list so they could have him practice.  This gives him time to shake off some of the rust.  They’ve given him his own training camp in a sense.