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Le’Veon Bell out of walking boot

Le'Veon Bell AP

After initial reports about the severity of Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell’s sprained foot put his timeline for recovery at six to eight weeks, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin gave a more optimistic read on the situation.

Tomlin said that Bell was able to do physical activity “without discomfort” and said that he had not been told that Bell would definitely be out for any specific length of time. It may have just been a coach trying to stay positive, but there’s now another suggestion that Bell may be further along the road to recovery than it seemed at the time of the injury.

Dale Lolley of the Washington Observer-Reporter reports that Bell has shed the walking boot he had been wearing to protect his foot since suffering the injury. Lolley says there’s still no definitive timetable for his return, but it’s a positive sign for Bell that his foot is well enough structurally to lose the support offered by the boot so soon after getting hurt.

Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer are expected to handle the majority of reps while Bell is out. If things break right for the Steelers, that may not be a very long time.

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22 Responses to “Le’Veon Bell out of walking boot”
  1. Tyler says: Aug 28, 2013 12:10 PM

    This is good news for the Steelers.

    Let Bell rest until Week 6 (after the Week 5 bye).

  2. stoogy says: Aug 28, 2013 12:15 PM

    He is slow and smaller then he looks on paper. He is to sluggish to get to the outside and the O-line isnt good enough to make him a whole to fit though in the middle. This team is better off with Redman or Dwyer and that isnt saying much at all. The worst stable in the NFL.

  3. bengalguy says: Aug 28, 2013 12:27 PM

    Old slow team

  4. justintuckrule says: Aug 28, 2013 12:33 PM

    Is this guy a 10 yr vet or a mid round rook?

  5. stoogy says: Aug 28, 2013 12:49 PM

    Compare his game against Notre Dame last year compared to Eddie Lacy’s game against Notre Dame. The city of Pittsburgh should be embarresed that the organization passed on Lacy for this BUM.

  6. Stiller43 says: Aug 28, 2013 1:00 PM

    *sits back and enjoys watching all the trolls comment to somehow make themselves feel better*

  7. stoogy says: Aug 28, 2013 1:01 PM

    For those that do not want to do the research them selves Bell 19 carries 77 yards. Lacy 20 carries 140 yards and a touchdown. Bell is no going to be a good running back in the NFL.

  8. suhisbetterthanu says: Aug 28, 2013 1:07 PM

    stoogy says:
    Aug 28, 2013 12:49 PM
    Compare his game against Notre Dame last year compared to Eddie Lacy’s game against Notre Dame. The city of Pittsburgh should be embarresed that the organization passed on Lacy for this BUM.
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    I’m not a Steelers fan at all, so no bias here…

    Chance Warmack, DJ Fluker, Mike Williams, Barrett Jones… All drafted

    I’m pretty sure Bell would have ran just fine behind that line against N.D. Nice Short sighted argument.

  9. suhisbetterthanu says: Aug 28, 2013 1:11 PM

    stoogy says:
    Aug 28, 2013 1:01 PM
    For those that do not want to do the research them selves Bell 19 carries 77 yards. Lacy 20 carries 140 yards and a touchdown. Bell is no going to be a good running back in the NFL.
    ====================================

    How many of Bells Lineman and Tight-Ends that were blocking for him got drafted last year?

    Since your obviously too lazy to do the research, the answer is None.

    You have no idea what you are talking about.

  10. danny136200 says: Aug 28, 2013 1:13 PM

    stoogy says:
    Aug 28, 2013 1:01 PM
    For those that do not want to do the research them selves Bell 19 carries 77 yards. Lacy 20 carries 140 yards and a touchdown. Bell is no going to be a good running back in the NFL.
    ====================================

    but, Mr.Stoogy, a dead horse can run through that offensive line that alabama had. Bell had a lot less to work with at Michigan state than Eddie Lacy

  11. operwapitsai says: Aug 28, 2013 1:16 PM

    I, for one, am a huge Bell fan.

    go green

  12. Steeley McBeam says: Aug 28, 2013 1:36 PM

    Great news coming out of Pittsburgh about Heath Miller too. Uh ohhh Steelers are getting healthy!!!

  13. ziggy26 says: Aug 28, 2013 1:41 PM

    Lacy is a fine player, and I think he’ll be a tremendous asset in Green Bay.

    That being said, there is no way you can compare Lacy to Bell based on their college production vs. one shared opponent.

    Obviously, Alabama’s offense had a lot more talent around Lacy than Michigan State had around Bell.

  14. stoogy says: Aug 28, 2013 1:52 PM

    Yes I figured that someone would bring up the OL of Alabama which is very true. But the bottom line is that Bell is not a NFL caliber starting RB and the steelers and the fans will figure that out. You can not make chicken salad out of chicken ……

  15. Steeler's Didn't-but-Will-eventually says: Aug 28, 2013 2:28 PM

    stoogy says:
    Aug 28, 2013 1:52 PM
    Yes I figured that someone would bring up the OL of Alabama which is very true. But the bottom line is that Bell is not a NFL caliber starting RB and the steelers and the fans will figure that out.
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    Based on what evidence? Simply restating your opinion after your weak argument was shot down doesn’t make it true.

  16. koenig61 says: Aug 28, 2013 2:36 PM

    Bengalguy!! I was waiting for your “old slow team” comment. Whew was worried I’ might read a steelers post without your old standby comment. Dont go getting sick on me, if you cant re-post that comment on every steeler post, please get someone in your family to post it for you. P.S. I sure hope you dont just say “old slow team” because Warren Sapp said it? Because that guy is a joke as far as being an analyst. Plus hes still butt hurt because when he tried his skipping routine through the Steelers pre-game warm up, he got pushed around.

  17. udontknowjaq says: Aug 28, 2013 2:37 PM

    bengalguy says: Aug 28, 2013 12:27 PM

    Old slow team

    Why do I keep seeing this? Bengals fan? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  18. stoogy says: Aug 28, 2013 2:42 PM

    The Steelers RB situation is worse then the Jets QB delima! Time to push the panic button in the burgh!

  19. oldirtyman says: Aug 28, 2013 2:56 PM

    stoogy time to take a break from your busy day of trolling the thread of the greatest franchise ever assembled in professional sports, the Pittsburg Steelers. I hear your mommy calling you, time to change your huggies

  20. stefancicj says: Aug 28, 2013 10:28 PM

    trying to compare leveon bell to eddie lacy is not a fair comparrison. Eddie lacy was obviously playing for a way high caliber team. Then, for some to say leveon bell isnt going to be good in the NFL is an off the wall based opinion considering he played a handful of snaps. You cant judge a career on a fluke injury in the preseason.

  21. Joemontanaflacco says: Aug 29, 2013 7:19 AM

    How many things has this kid already broken? Putting him back in the game is medically unsound. Do the Steelers even have a legitimate doctor on staff?

  22. ortonsneckbeard says: Aug 29, 2013 10:27 AM

    You can not make chicken salad out of chicken ……
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    Last time I checked chicken salad had chicken in it. I would go so far as to say that chicken is the key ingredient in said salad.

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