Recommendation: While this is great news for Mendenhall owners, we don't expect him to see significant action, if any, on Sunday after missing the entire preseason. How this impacts the value of Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer remains to be seen, and we will monitor how Mendenhall's knee responds during the week.
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Update: Mendenhall (knee) showed "burst and long speed" that left Steelers players "buzzing" in practice Monday, according to Scout.com. This comes on the heels of coach Mike Tomlin saying the Steelers are "leaving the door open" for Mendenhall to start the season opener against Denver.