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

Mike Tomlin: Steelers will sort out 'division of labor' in backfield

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have no shortage of options at running back with Le’Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount and Dri Archer on the roster. Head coach Mike Tomlin isn’t going to hand the starting job to anyone, instead letting them sort it out with their performance in training camp and the preseason.

“I’m excited about letting these guys sort themselves out from a division of labor standpoint,” Tomlin told NFL Media’s Lindsay Rhodes and Brian Baldinger on Friday. “I know that they’re all committed to being a significant component to what we do.”

Tomlin did give a few little nuggets of information about the running backs on the roster, while calling Archer a “speed guy” who will play both running back and wide receiver.

“Le’Veon Bell has had a great offseason,” Tomlin said on Friday’s edition of NFL Total Access. “He’s really shown that he is excited about taking the next step in terms of work that he’s done thus far, particularly from a conditioning standpoint.

“LeGarrette Blount has a definite football playing personality, one that not only is evident on the field but in the locker room. Think he’s going to be positive to our efforts.”

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