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Steelers' Redman has to carry workload

10/9/2011

Steelers running back Isaac Redman is expected to make his first career start after team sources told ESPN's Josina Anderson Rashard Mendenhall is out for today's game against the Tennessee Titans.

RedmanRedmanMendenhall injured his hamstring in last Sunday's loss at Houston, and third-down back Mewelde Moore (ankle) has already been ruled out. Mendenhall would become the fifth Steelers starter sidelined for today's game, joining nose tackle Casey Hampton, linebacker James Harrison, defensive end Aaron Smith and left guard Chris Kemoeatu.

Redman would be expected to carry the workload against the Titans and the NFL's eighth-ranked run defense. Undrafted out of Division II Bowie State in 2009, Redman has averaged 4.8 yards per carry in his two-year career. He has never carried the ball more than 10 times in a game.

The Steelers would likely suit up Jonathan Dwyer for the second time in his career. He was a sixth-round pick of the Steelers in 2010.