Wallace, Mendenhall take lineup shuffling in stride
Mike Wallace has yet to sign a contract -- long term or otherwise -- creating an air of uncertainty heading into camp.
Rashard Mendenhall goes through drills during a recent Steelers practice.
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Mike Wallace and Rashard Mendenhall today reacted to their changing roles with the Steelers with a collective shrug.
Wallace, the undisputed starter at split end since 2010 and a Pro Bowler in 2011, is listed only as a possible starter next to Emmanuel Sanders on the team's official depth chart.
"I don't know, you have to ask Coach T," Wallace said about Mike Tomlin's new depth chart. "I just play. It really doesn't matter. I still have to do what I have to do, regardless of what the situation is. Coach does everything for a reason."
Mendenhall, a first-round draft pick in 2008 who has been the team's starting halfback since 2009, was demoted to third-string by Tomlin this week. Tomlin announced that Jonathan Dwyer will start at Baltimore Sunday.
"I'm just gong to do whatever I'm asked to," said Mendenhall, who ran for 1,273 yards in 2010. "I don't really think much of it. I've been in a lot of positions so I'm just approaching this week as I approach every week."
First Published November 28, 2012 2:02 pm