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Batch could have become a household name amongst Steeler fans last season had it not been for a knee injury he suffered in training camp last season.
The former seventh-round pick was all the talk at Steelers camp last season, and may be that same guy this year.
With starting running back Rashard Mendenhall expected to start the season on the P.U.P. list, Pittsburgh will be looking to their committee of backs to help fill his role.
It's pretty apparent that Isaac Redman will be the starter to begin the year, but he's never been a true go-to guy and he'll need to be spelled, especially on third-down situations. Batch will most likely be the guy to fill that role.
Pittsburgh is actually pretty deep at running back with Redman, Batch, Jonathan Dwyer, Mewelde Moore, John Clay and rookie Chris Rainey all healthy enough to start the season, so some players are going to get cut.
My bet is the Steelers let Dwyer and Moore walk, leaving the door open for Batch to become one of those guys Steelers fans grow to love.