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Isaac Redman is expected to be healthy enough to start the season opener in Denver as planned.
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Redman had an MRI last week that revealed a hip injury, but he was back at practice Tuesday.
The removal of Rashard Mendenhall from the physically-unable-to-perform list, as reported by ESPN, is good news for the Steelers even if Mendenhall misses the first few games of the season.
There's really no hurry for Mendenhall to get back, at least not for the Steelers. Mendenhall, however, might feel some urgency to suit up when Redman starts showing that he's better than him.
Third-year man Jonathan Dwyer took advantage of his starting opportunity in the Steelers' preseason game against the Colts, running for 43 yards on eight carries.
Chris Rainey took a step back against the Colts, even though he showed some guts coming back to play after getting hurt. He fumbled on his first carry and ran for just 20 yards on six attempts.
The Steelers still have high hopes for Rainey, which doesn't bode well for Baron Batch, who was decent as a blocker against the Colts but has been a disappointment running the ball. After missing his rookie season with an injury, he's run the ball 27 times for 60 yards.
Also blocking well was fullback Will Johnson, especially on Dwyer's gains on the first possession.
Burly Jason Ford (5'10", 251 pounds) ran for 42 yards on eight carries, but unlike Dwyer, none of those yards came against the Colts' first-team defense.