The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reiterated that free agent Rashard Mendenhall is not expected to re-sign with the Steelers.
Nearly a month ago, the paper put Mendenhall's odds of returning at "not good," and those seem to have only gotten worse or stayed the same. Mendenhall, 25, might be smart to shop for one-year, prove-it deals after a disappointing season coming off a torn ACL. The Steelers have just Baron Batch under contract in the backfield. Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman are restricted free agents.