"If they were to be back, I have no problem," Dwyer told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "He (Mendenhall) is the starter and he's earned that here. All I tried to do Sunday was solidify myself as a player."
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Mendenhall is in the final year of his rookie contract. The Steelers are paying him $2 million this year and might shy away from a big second contract for a running back who's coming off knee surgery.
Dwyer will be a restricted free agent in 2013, and the Steelers have decisions to make in their backfield. Pittsburgh is targeted to land as high as $15 million over the salary cap heading into next season, and somebody won't be back. It's a subplot to watch in the Steel City.