Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9-1-10: #48 RB, #671/750 Overall, 2010 MAC VERN SMITH LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNER/PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES)...2010 MAC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES)
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Draft Scout Chad Spann News
01/04/12 - RB Chad Spann signed with the Steelers a day after Rashard Mendenhall was placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL.
Spann scored a school-record 23 touchdowns at Northern Illinois, and spent time this season on the practice squads of the Colts and Bucs. He was with Indianapolis during training camp before being waived with an injury settlement before the start of the season. He landed in Tampa Bay in October.
Spann could be needed for immediate action as the Steelers prepare for their playoff game at Denver. Minus Mendenhall, Isaac Redman becomes the primary ballcarrier. Third-down back Mewelde Moore is questionable this week with a knee injury. Undrafted rookie John Clay, who was promoted from the practice squad last week, is the only other running back on the roster.
To make room on the 53-man roster, the Steelers placed outside linebacker Chris Carter on injured reserve with a hamstring issue he has been plagued by during his rookie season.