Week 4: Mendenhall should be cut.
If I said he should be cut, then I apologize. That was knee-jerk to be sure. But I still think that Redman should be getting equal carries if not starting.
You're not alone in that boat. I've said it several times and I'll say it again. Mendenhall is fortunate he was a R1 pick. If he was a late rounder, he'd be backing Redman up.
One more year left on his deal after 2011. I'd be very surprised if they bring him back. He is not worth a big second contract. TBH, I don't think any RB is worth it anymore. With the way the game has shifted, RBs have really become dispensable. How many Super Bowl teams have had a high priced, marquee RB lately? If anything, I think they might be more of an albatross, cap~wise. Give a RB a huge deal and you can't afford to get yourself a franchise QB.
Along with S and OL (amazingly, maybe even LB too), a RB should be a target in the first three rounds of next years draft.