Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell returned to practice Wednesday and the Steelers fans are hoping he will be ready to go this weekend as they try to get their first victory of the season.
From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Running back Le’Veon Bell also worked for the first time since spraining his right foot Aug. 19.
The second-round draft pick is eager to get back but said, “I don’t want to rush it. … I’m still in the healing process. I’ve got to make sure I don’t reinjure it.”
For now, he said, “I’m making sure I’m confident enough to go out there and make all the proper cuts, that I can completely stop when I need to with a burst and jump.”
When he returns, “I’m not promising anything or saying I can do anything. I just want to help the offense.”
ESPN has ranked the Steelers running game 31st in the NFL, based on an average of 37.5 yards per game. Their leading rusher so far is Felix Jones who carried the ball 10 times for 37 yards. LaRod Stephens-Howling has rushed the ball 6 times for 19 yards and Isaac Redman has rushed the ball 10 times for 12 yards.
That brings the whole offense to 75 yards through 2 games, the need Le’Veon Bell back.