Scooby Axson
Friday August 17th, 2012

Pittsburgh Steelers starters Rashard Mendenhall and Casey Hampton were removed from the physically unable to perform list on Friday, meaning they are eligible to practice and could see action when the Steelers regular season opens Sept. 9 at Denver, reports Profootballtalk.com.

Neither player is eligible to be placed on the regular season PUP list, which means that they’ll count against the 53-man roster unless they are placed on injured reserve or otherwise dispatched from the team.
Mendenhall, the starting running back and Hampton, a defensive tackle are both coming off ACL injuries. Hampton has said he will be ready to play Week 1.

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