The Facts: Following up on a previous item. ... The Steelers are not counting on Rashard Mendenhall being able to play in 2012 because of his ACL surgery, but GM Kevin Colbert said even with the availability of Mendenhall in question, they do not necessarily have to bring in another RB. "No more than we are for any other position. Our young backup contributors did a nice job" in 2011 -- especially Redman.
Diehards Line:Colbert also noted rookies John Clay and Baron Batch and second-year back Jonathan Dwyer. But Redman, a powerful rusher who made the most of his turns last season and showed promise in averaging 4.4 yards per carry working behind and in relief of Mendenhall, is clearly the man of most interest here. Indeed, Colbert singled out Redman as having "established himself as an NFL running back."