Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert recently stated that running back Rashard Mendenhall will likely open the 2012 season on the PUP list.
“My guess is they’ll open the season on PUP (the physically unable to perform list),” Colbert said.
“You’ve got to remember both of those injuries happened late in the year.”
If Mendenhall is on the PUP list once the regular season begins, the Steelers won’t be able to activate him until after week six. At that time, they’ll have to decide whether they want place him on the active roster or put him on injured reserve.