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Le’Veon Bell returns to practice, could play Monday

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Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell exited practice on Thursday after aggravating a knee injury.  But he was back at practice one day later — and Bell could make his preseason NFL debut when the Steelers face the Redskins on Monday night.

“We’ll continue to march those guys back hopefully toward participation, but we’ll simply take it day-by-day,” Mike Tomlin said Friday, via the Associated Press.

Co-starter Isaac Redman also left practice on Thursday; he had a stinger.  Both players returned Friday for limited work on the practice field.

“He’s got a clean bill of health,” Tomlin said of Bell, “so it’s time to get back out here and start the process of readying himself for the game like all other healthy men.”

If Bell and Redman are limited on Monday night, possible odd-man-out Jonathan Dwyer could get a chance to earn a job.

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7 Responses to “Le’Veon Bell returns to practice, could play Monday”
  1. Joemontanaflacco says: Aug 17, 2013 9:06 PM

    Amazing how the “knee issue” miraculously clears up as soon as the other RB is injured.

  2. greglloydrules says: Aug 17, 2013 9:51 PM

    Amazing how “joemontanaflacco” is always the first to post on Steelers articles. Just come out of closet already. I know you’re rocking a Big Ben jersey.

  3. larrydavid7000 says: Aug 17, 2013 10:07 PM

    China Doll.

  4. mindquad20 says: Aug 17, 2013 10:41 PM

    Once the season starts, Bell will be a workhorse. Know who else was a workhorse in college and it translated to the pros? Jamaal Charles. Not saying Bell is as good as Charles, just saying someone who only gets better the more carries he gets is pretty darn good

  5. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 18, 2013 12:46 AM

    This is Bell’s gig for the next few years, but I’ll be bummed if we keep Redman over Dwyer. Though with our young Oline playing great and eventually to full potential, won’t matter who’s hauling the rock.

    Plug in any one of them and we’ll easily rush for 2 bills against the soft Ravens front 7. And it’ll be great watching Decastro get to the 2nd level and swallow up the undersized Brown and Elam. Assuming they haven’t yet turtled-up by then.

  6. sfniners4life says: Aug 18, 2013 1:46 AM

    Hope he has a solid fantasy year for me. Steeler RB are scary to touch lately but I got a feeling he may take the job.

  7. antibenapalooza says: Aug 18, 2013 5:27 PM

    I want Rottenberger to leave practice and NEVER RETURN! He can go back to under the rock in OH.

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