Rashard Mendenhall, Jonathan Dwyer headline late game NFL inactive lists

Brian McIntyre
Shutdown Corner

After yet another week where a foot injury had him on a limited practice schedule and listed as "questionable" on the injury report, New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw is active and will start against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. While Bradshaw will play, the injury has clearly impacted his production. Bradshaw ran for 316 yards and two touchdowns in Weeks 5 and 6, but has just 121 yards and one score on 34 carries in the two games since sustaining the injury.

In other running back news from the Steelers-Giants game, Jonathan Dwyer (quadriceps) and Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) are both inactive after being listed as "doubtful" on Friday's injury report. Isaac Redman, Baron Batch and Chris Rainey will handle the rushing load for the Steelers on Sunday.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Oakland Raiders

Tampa Bay: RB Michael Smith, WR Chris Owusu, G Roger Allen, LB Najee Goode, LB Jacob Cutrera, CB Danny Gorrer, S Keith Tandy

Oakland: QB Terrelle Pryor, OT Khalif Barnes, G Lucas Nix, DT Christo Bilukidi, DE Jack Crawford, LB Keenan Clayton, CB Shawntae Spencer

Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks

Minnesota: QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, WR Stephen Burton, WR Jarius Wright, TE John Carlson, OL Mark Asper, LB Audie Cole, S Mistral Raymond

Seattle: WR Braylon Edwards, G James Carpenter, G Mike Person, DT Jaye Howard, DL Jason Jones, CB Byron Maxwell, S Winston Guy

Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants

Pittsburgh: QB Charlie Batch, RB Rashard Mendenhall, RB Jonathan Dwyer, OT Marcus Gilbert, NT Alameda Ta'amu, LB Stevenson Sylvester, S Troy Polamalu

NY Giants: TE Bear Pascoe, TE Adrien Robinson, DE Adewale Ojomo, LB Keith Rivers, LB Chase Blackburn, LB Jacquain Williams, S Kenny Phillips

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