I think Peyton Hillis and a healthy Jamaal Charles will do wonders for the team. Their success to me depends on how Denver and the AFC North does. If Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Cincinnati are all top teams again, then a wildcard spot may be out of the question and it would be down to who is the best in the AFC West, which isn't easy with Manning and Rivers on the other teams and an Oakland team that never seems to quit.
Originally Posted by MrMister
Well he surely won't play week 1. Maybe week 2 or 3, but since they have a bye in week 4, he probably won't see action until week 5. So they're probably only getting two more weeks out of him than if he was on the PUP list. I guess it's good in that he can be with the team in practice and all that. This can help his state of mind and get him integrated into the day to day routine.
Most likely that will happen. I can see them trying to ease Mendenhall in sooner if Dwyer and Redman fail.