Okay, please step away from the ledge. It was only a joke. The Steelers have not brought back the world’s most expensive sweatsuit model. No need to kill yourself.
However, the Steelers did finalize a deal with Najeh Davenport. After Rashard Mendenhall and Carey Davis got injured on Monday night, the Steelers were left with only one healthy running back on the 53 man roster. Now, Davenport will join Mewelde Moore as the Steelers’ running backs. Willie Parker will not be ready to play by this weekend, and Carey Davis is also questionable. It is likely that the Steelers will bring in Gary Russell from the practice squad to add another option at running back.
That is probably not a collection of running backs that is going to instill fear in the hearts of opponents, but the Steelers have to take what they can get.
On the offensive line, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that Trai Essex will compete with Darnell Stapleton for the guard spot vacated by Kendall Simmons when he got injured on Monday Night.