Harrison: Week 3 Power Rankings
Who's on the rise, and who's on the decline after two games? Elliot Harrison ranks all the NFL teams, Nos. 1-32. More ...
"Maybe we will bump him around a little more in practice this week," Tomlin said. "He has done a nice job of running and cutting at full speed. Now, let's see if he can play a little football. We will thud him up a little bit on a day we are allowed to carry our pads and see if he can respond positively to it."
Mendenhall was listed as a full participant in practice the last two weeks, but he has yet to suit up for a game. The Steelers are 30th in the NFL in rushing yards and yards-per-carry average.
"We haven't run the ball as well as we have liked," Tomlin said. "I'm not interested in assigning blame in that regard. I will take responsibility for it. The reality is we've got room for growth."