Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 8 Days3 Comments
Bell carried 11 times for 59 yards and caught five passes for 48 yards Thursday's 26-6 loss to the Ravens.
Meanwhile, LeGarrette Blount carried just three times for eight yards in the contest, with Bell the clear-cut top option in the Steelers' backfield until further notice.
Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 8 Days
Bell (not injury related) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Ravens, the Steelers' official site reports.
Bell was listed as probable heading into the game, with the designation related to him being limited some at Monday's practice, along with several other of the team's key players.
Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 10 Days12 Comments
Bell (not injury related) is listed as probable for Thursday's game against the Ravens, the Steelers' official site reports.
At the start of the team's short week, the Steelers limited Bell (among other key players) some at practice Monday, but there's little doubt that Bell will be good to go on Thursday.
Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 10 Days
Bell (not injury related) practiced fully Tuesday, the Steelers' official site reports.
On a short week, the Steelers limited Bell (among other key players) some on Monday, but at this stage there is little doubt that the running back will be available for Thursday's game against the Ravens.
Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 10 Days2 Comments
Bell (non injury related) was limited in practice Monday, according to Steelers.com.
Fantasy owners can relax, as the Steelers opted to limit Bell, along with Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Heath Miller (all non injur related). Given the short week, these moves are simply an effort to keep key players fresh for the Thursday night game against the Ravens. Fantasy owners can start Bell, and any of these other players, with confidence.
Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 13 Days8 Comments
Bell rushed 21 times for 109 yards and a touchdown, and caught six passes for 88 yards in the Steelers' 30-27 win over Cleveland Sunday.
Bell looked good running the ball all afternoon, averaging 5.2 yards per carry, and was a receiving force out of the backfield, averaging 14.7 pards per catch. His day could have been even better for fantasy owners, but had another touchdown run negated by a penalty on the Steelers' first drive. Although LeGarrette Blount did vulture a short yardage touchdown there is no question who the main weapon is in Pittsburgh's running attack.
Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 18 Days4 Comments
Coach Mike Tomlin indicated that both Bell and LaGarrette Blount will play in Sunday's game against the Browns, NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports.
Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Tomlin does not plan to discuss any possible internal punishment for the running backs, stemming from the duo's recent arrest on marijuana possession charges, with no punishment via the NFL likely to arrive any time soon. In any case, neither player is line to sit out Sunday's game against the Browns, which puts Bell on track to head the Steelers' backfield out of the gate, with Blount a candidate to spell him and Dri Archer on hand to work in a change of pace capacity.
Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 22 Days
Bell had eight yards on two carries in Thursday's preseason finale against the Panthers.
Bell and LeGarrette Blount both made brief appearances, while most of Pittsburgh's key players got the night off. The two running backs were presumably being punished for their recent marijuana-related arrests, and while coach Mike Tomlin seems none too happy, any league-mandated punishment likely wouldn't occur until next season. There's some chance the team could take matters into its own hands, but it's hard to imagine that such a punishment would involve a suspension. The biggest concern surrounding Bell's value is the presence of Blount, who figures to handle some of the early-down and goal-line work.
Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 24 Days
Bell and teammate LeGarrette Blount are both slated to play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Panthers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
While coach Mike Tomlin has indicated that the Steelers are considering their options in terms of punishment following the duo's arrest on marijuana possession charges last week, ESPN.com suggests that it's unlikely that the team will sit either running back for an entire game, adding that a potential suspension from the NFL won't likely come until next season. That's a notion echoed by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, who more specifically, doubts that either Bell or Blount are candidates to be suspended or made inactive for the first game of the season.
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Bell will play in Thursday's preseason finale versus the Panthers, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Bell was arrested on marijuana possession and DUI charges last Wednesday, but still played into the fourth quarter of Thursday's preseason game versus the Eagles. Despite this week marking the Steelers' final exhibition outing, the team will still feature their starting running back Bell, although it remains to be seen for how long. Additionally, coach Mike Tomlin assured that Bell would be punished for his run-in with the law, so a development on that front is also something to monitor heading into the regular season.