Le’Veon Bell not expected to play on Sunday night

Aug 29, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; A Pittsburgh Steelers helmet lays on the sidelines during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers could use a big boost on offense and they began to get some positive signs last week when tight end Heath Miller and running back Le”Veon Bell returned to practice. Miller could be playing in a limited role, but the same is not believed to be true for Bell.

While Bell did return to practice this past week, he is not expected to take the field on Sunday night against the Chicago Bears.

One fan who is eager to see the Steelers rookie running back return to action asked beat writer Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette whether or not the second-rounder will suit up, Bouchette simply answered, “No.”

Without Bell, the Steelers are stuck with the less than stellar trio of Jonathan Dwyer, Isaac Redman and Felix Jones.

Pittsburgh has been terrible in the rushing game, so you can understand why the team and fans would love to see Bell return. However, it looks like he is still at least one week away from being able to return.

Topics: Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers

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  • Carl Eagan

    Peterson, Foster, Gore Forte would all look bad behind this offensive line. The Steeler’s haven’t had a professional offensive line coach since Russ Grimm was shown the door by Tomlin. There are similarities between Tomlin and Nixion. Nixon took over a bad team and made it worse. Tomlin took over a good team and did everything in his power to make it all about him and he made a very good team bad.

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