At least not according to ESPN'S Adam Schefter, who reported Sunday that Mendenhall and the Steelers are "communicating and committing to (a) meaningful contractual conversation," according to a source.
Mendenhall becomes an unrestricted free agent after the season. He's been inactive since fumbling twice in a Week 12 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Mendenhall then raised the Steelers' ire by failing to show up at Heinz Field for last Sunday's loss to the San Diego Chargers. That triggered the one-game suspension and raised plenty of questions about Mendenhall's future in the Steel City.