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Pittsburgh Steelers Will Be Thin at Running Back Against the New York Giants

November 4th, 2012 at 3:50 PM
By Mark Mihalko

It will definitely be a case of “Next Man Up” for the Pittsburgh Steelers in their game against the New York Giants, as the team will be extremely thin at running back. With this important game at hand, the Steelers will be without both Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) and Jonathan Dwyer (Quad) as they take on the Giants.

'Hines Ward blocks for Rashard Mendenhall' photo (c) 2009, Tom Cool - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/
With both backs now on the inactive list after being listed as doubtful on Friday, the Steelers may be forced to go with larger than usual doses of Chris Rainey, with both Isaac Redman (Ankles) and Baron Batch (Shin) battling injuries throughout the week. This could be a challenge as Rainey’s smallish size may not allow him to carry a large workload.

The other players joining Mendenhall and Dwyer on the sideline Sunday are not much of a surprise. Safety Troy Polamalu (Calf), tackle Marcus Gilbert (Foot) and linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (Hamstring) will be out due to injuries. Quarterback Charlie Batch and recently re-instated nose tackle Alameda Ta’amu will be inactive as coaches decisions.

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Tags: Alameda Ta'amu, Baron Batch, Charlie Batch, Chris Rainey, Football, inactive list, Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer, Marcus Gilbert, New York Giants, NFL, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Steelers, Rashard Mendenhall, Stevenson Sylvester, Troy Polamalu

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