View Full Version : Steelers sign Mendenhall

07-25-2008, 02:12 PM
Steelers signed rookie RB Rashard Mendenhall, the No. 23 overall pick, to a five-year, $12.555 million contract. The deal includes $7.125 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network's Adam Schefter.

Mendenhall was knocked for being a one-year wonder at Illinois, but we like it. He's fresh, and it wasn't like he did it in C-USA. Mendenhall had a bad hamstring in OTAs, but should be 100% now. He heads to camp as the presumptive favorite for goal-line carries with a chance to be the third-down back. Count on Pittsburgh using him in a true timeshare with Willie Parker this season.


07-25-2008, 02:43 PM
i cant wait till he is number one

07-26-2008, 12:46 AM
i cant wait till he is number one

you will have to wait several years

07-26-2008, 03:03 AM
Wow. So cheap! :D

07-26-2008, 03:07 AM

He will be a BEAST. So pumped up to see him and Willie as our RB's.

07-26-2008, 03:38 AM
Yeah, this should be a fun season...

07-26-2008, 11:45 AM
Very fun!

07-26-2008, 12:09 PM
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin outlined RB Rashard Mendenhall's role as a "supplemental runner."

"The growth of his role will be determined on his ability to execute from an assignment standpoint, how he deals with being a professional athlete." As an advanced pass-blocker and good receiver, Mendenhall shouldn't have an issue with missing assignments. Mendenhall could be used similarly to Maurice Jones-Drew in Jacksonville, as a short-yardage back with a prominent role in the passing game.


07-26-2008, 05:38 PM
He's good in the passing game. See the Rose Bowl, he's got good hands and is very capable of making big plays in the passing game.