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Steelers Suspend RB Rashard Mendenhall; Activate RB Baron Batch From Practice Squad

Posted Dec 11, 2012

The Steelers have suspended running back Rashard Mendenhall for one game for conduct detrimental to the team, it was announced today. Mendenhall will miss this weekend’s game at Dallas.

Mendenhall has played in just four games this year and has 113 yards rushing on 34 carries (3.3 avg.) with no touchdowns. He missed the first three games of this year with a knee injury and then missed four consecutive games with an Achilles injury. He was then inactive the past two games (Weeks 13-14).

The Steelers promoted Baron Batch from their practice squad to fill Mendenhall’s roster spot. Batch spent the first 10 games of this year on the team’s active roster but was then signed to Pittsburgh’s practice squad for Weeks 12-14.

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