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Bell had 22 carries for 129 yards and a touchdown, adding seven catches for 21 yards on seven targets, in Thursday's 23-20 overtime loss to the Ravens.

Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 2 weeks ago

Bell rushed 19 times for 62 yards and a touchdown and caught seven passes on eight targets for 70 yards Sunday against the Rams, his first game this season after serving a two-game suspension.

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Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 2 weeks ago8 Comments

Bell was reinstated from the suspended list Monday.

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Bell is slated to return from his two-game suspension Sunday against the Rams, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 2 months ago2 Comments

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell's three-game suspension was reduced to two games by the NFL on Tuesday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Bell is being punished for violating the league's policy on substance abuse prior to last season, but he ultimately had his suspension reduced following a settlement that was reached Tuesday. The 23-year-old was among the most valuable players in the league last season as he racked up 2,215 total yards and 11 touchdowns, and his availability for even one extra game is important to the Pittsburgh offense. He will now miss only the season opener versus the New England Patriots and the Week 2 matchup versus the San Francisco 49ers while he serves his ban. With the depth at the skill positions, the solidity of the team's offensive line and the return to form of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Bell could still rival last season's numbers even in a shortened season.

Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 2 months ago

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is negotiating a settlement with the NFL that could reduce his current three-game suspension to one or two games, according to ESPN. Bell was suspended for a 2014 violation of the league's policy on substance abuse and has been awaiting a response to a formal appeal submitted in April. "I want to make sure I do everything in my power to be a better teammate and player," Bell said on the first day of training camp. "I most definitely want the suspension reduced, but I have no idea how the league will handle it. Whatever the consequence is, I'll take it... You have to take the good with the bad." This is potentially very good news for the team, as Bell was a huge part of the offense last season when he racked up 2,215 total yards and 11 touchdowns.

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Pittsburgh Steelers running Le'Veon Bell is still without a scheduled date for the appeal of his three-game suspension, according to NFL Network. Bell, who was suspended for violating the league's drug policy last August, formally filed an appeal in April.

Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 4 months ago2 Comments

Bell is appealing his three-game suspension from a substance abuse policy violation, and his appeal has not been heard, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Bell, who accumulated a total of 2,215 total yards last season, continues to play the waiting game to see when he will officially be able to line up in the Steelers' backfield this season. Until a decision regarding the status of Bell's suspension is made, it is believed that offseason acquisition DeAngelo Williams will act as the starter in Bell's absence.

Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 5 months ago1 Comment

Bell, who is slated to serve a three-game suspension to start the coming season, relays that the knee he hyperextended in the Steelers' regular-season finale is "close to 100 percent again," ESPN.com reports.

With that in mind, Bell indicates that he will be ready to play as soon as the league permits him to do so. The running back -- who ran for 1,361 yards last season -- has appealed his suspension, but until a determination is made by the NFL on that front, we'll continue to operate under the assumption that free agent acquisition DeAngelo Williams will fill in for Bell out of the gate this season.

Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 6 months ago

Bell has been suspended three games for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Bell will also be fined an additional game check, but per Schefter, the Steelers' back plans to appeal. It had been previously reported that Bell was facing a two-game suspension stemming from marijuana and DUI charges last August, so the punishment turned out to be a bit harsher than expected. After collecting over 2,000 total yards and 11 combined touchdowns in 2014, Bell was expected to be a clear cut first-rounder in most 2015 drafts. Although this still may hold true, owners who go this route risk having to wait until Week 4 to utilize the 23-year-old's services.