"If he's doesn't open on PUP for the first six weeks, I'd be surprised," general manager Kevin Colbert told "Vinnie & Cook" on KDKA-FM in Pittsburgh.
Translation: Mendenhall will be on the physically unable to perform list.
The Steelers' offense has a lot of potential, but they are undergoing a lot of change at the moment too. Todd Haley is trying to install his new offense with two potential rookie starters on the offensive line, a backup running back, and a missing "No. 1" receiver in Mike Wallace. The defense may have to carry the team in the early going.