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Cincinnati Bengals v Pittsburgh Steelers

Mike Florio is reporting the Denver Broncos are likely to sign Running Back Rashard Mendenhall, whose rookie deal with Pittsburgh officially expired today.

Via Florio, Mendenhall has had his problems:

“Mendenhall suffered a torn ACL in Week 17 of the 2011 season, and he battled an Achilles injury during the 2012 season.  He also had an Osama bin Laden Twitter misadventure two years ago, not to mention a decision to stay home after he was informed he’d be deactivated for a December game against the Chargers.”

Other teams interested in Mendenhall include the Arizona Cardinals, but Florio declares Denver as the favorites to sign him.

Cincinnati Bengals v Pittsburgh SteelersRashard Mendenhall  is drawing  interest from the Denver Broncos, according to the Denver Post’s Mike Klis.

The 25-year-old running back averaged 1,103 yards in a three year period after being selected in the first round of the 2008 draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Mendenhall tore his ACL in the final game of the 2011 season and was generally ineffective last year. Klis reports the Broncos have a ‘menu’  of 12 to 15 free agents they will target. The free agent market officially opens at 4 p.m EST on Tuesday.

Stat corrections happen every week, but they’re an element of the fantasy fun/crushing anguish that primarily concerns those in IDP leagues. That’s because most often the corrections are applied to a defensive player who was miscredited with a tackle or sack, and the latter mistake is especially important because a sack is worth a significant chunk of points (as with any scoring it varies from league to league, but a sack is most commonly worth five points).

The NFL goes through game film and determines where corrections are needed, and then notifies the stat bureaus (Elias, Stats Inc, etc.) Wednesday night. Then they in turn notify all the major fantasy sites, and the corrections are inputted to your roster by Thursday morning. It’s a simple, standard trickle-down process, right?

Yeah, sure. Except when it’s not.

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We don’t know what Rashard Mendenhall we’ll be getting when he returns. We don’t know if he’ll be the same downhill, bruising runner, or if there will be some hesitancy to his physicality. We can’t really make any claim with confidence because no two recoveries from ACL tears are the same, although the recent highly successful returns by Jamaal Charles and Adrian Peterson fuel hope.

Hope is a hell of a drug in Week 5, with both injuries and suckiness mounting. So welcome, Rashard.

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