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Insider Only Mendenhall to make third start of the preseason on Thursday

Tuesday’s Practice Report
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Second year running back Rashard Mendenhall will make his third start of the preseason on Thursday as Mendenhall worked with the first team in Tuesday’s practice.
Running back Willie Parker (hamstring) will miss the Steelers pre-season finale. Read more for the latest from today’s practice…….

Timmons likely out for the opener
Earlier we reported that Lawrence Timmons will miss the Steelers preseason finale and early indications are that he is doubtful to play in the Steelers season opener.
Timmons is hopeful to play but the Steelers want to be careful with his injury. Timmons will sit out the rest of the week and the Steelers will re-evaluate him on Sunday when they go through their full squad practice following Saturday’s roster cuts.
Summers to play against Carolina
Frank Summers has missed the past two games but the rookie full back returned to practice today, taking reps with the second team.
Summers will play on Thursday and needs to get on the field.
McHugh, Dixon out again
Along with Willie Parker, TE Sean McHugh and QB Dennis Dixon will miss Thursday’s game. McHugh is recovering from arthoscopic surgery and will be re-evaluated this week, before the Steelers decide to place McHugh on Injured reserve or not.
*Mike Bires will have a full report from today’s practice, later this afternoon.

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