Mendenhall has missed a few weeks now after injuring his Achilles, but he at least has a outside chance of playing on Sunday. His participation in this week’s practice will ultimately decide his availability, but it seems more likely that Pittsburgh will stick with their rotation of Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer.
As for Brown, his ankle is “not quite where [he] wants it to be” and seems likely to miss Sunday’s game.
With Ben Roethlisberger dealing with a shoulder injury and Troy Polamalu out for a number of weeks now, the Steelers are in bad shape to say the least. Hopefully they’ll be able to get healthy in time to make a stretch run at the playoffs.