PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Two games down, two games to go for the Steelers’ preseason schedule. To take a look at the team’s development, and some insight into the next couple weeks, the Fan Morning Show spoke with Post Gazette Beat Writer, and 93.7 The Fan Steelers Insider, Ed Bouchette.

James Harrison is likely to not make it back from his knee surgery in time for the season opener. Ed tells us this will hurt the star linebacker because he is a “workout warrior.”

This will hinder Harrison’s recovery because he will not be able to hit the weight room as frequently and rigorously as he usually does. When Harrison does return, Ed says, “he is not going to come back strong.”

Rashard Mendenhall and Casey Hampton have been taken off the PUP list and will be able to practice today.

As for Mendenhall, Ed tells us that he was taken off so that he could acclimated with the offense as much as possible. It is still unlikely that Mendenhall will be ready by week one.

However, Ed says that, by being taken off the PUP list, Mendenhall will now be able to take part in the team’s walkthroughs, and get some on-field prep with the offense.

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