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Report: Le’Veon Bell slated to play in Week Four

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Le’Veon Bell’s NFL regular-season debut could come Sunday in London.

According to Jay Glazer of Fox, the winless Steelers are “planning to play” their rookie tailback against 0-3 Minnesota on Sunday.

Bell has missed the Steelers’ first three regular-season games with a foot injury.

Glazer reported the Steelers were inclined to sit Bell through their Week Five bye, but the second-round pick from Michigan State has healed quicker than expected.

With Bell out, the Steelers have employed a committee approach in the backfield, with Felix Jones, Isaac Redman and Johnathan Dwyer getting the most work. Dwyer led the Steelers with 39 yards on 12 carries in Pittsburgh’s 40-23 loss to Chicago on Sunday night. Jones got the start, but he fumbled on his first carry of the second half and did not get another rushing attempt the rest of the way.

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11 Responses to “Report: Le’Veon Bell slated to play in Week Four”
  1. mclovin07 says: Sep 24, 2013 2:25 AM

    Great, the Vikes can go to 0-4 as we continue to watch Ponder look like Spurgeon Wynn reincarnated….

  2. dickroy says: Sep 24, 2013 7:45 AM

    The way our O Line is playing it may not make much difference.

  3. stoogy says: Sep 24, 2013 7:51 AM

    The season is saved!

  4. quittsburghstoolers says: Sep 24, 2013 8:15 AM

    All I’ll say to Bell is “good luck to ya”.

    I doubt even Walter Payton or Gale Sayers in their prime could help these banjos. Their OL stinks very badly.

    Bell better make the most of his chance now. The poor way the OL is playing means he’ll be getting pounded hard & often by opposing defenses.

    I see another stint on IR for him in the near future…

  5. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 24, 2013 11:03 AM

    With Heath and Bell back, 13-3 is a real possibility.

  6. stoogy says: Sep 24, 2013 11:32 AM

    crown you are delusional! Heath was back last week and was a significant part of the offense yet only recoreded 3 catches. You do relize Ben is still your QB? They will not win more then 4 games this year with him. He is a turnover machine! Your defense can not bail him out of his horrendous QB play. Time to go back to the lab.

  7. 1mommicked1 says: Sep 24, 2013 1:53 PM

    I hope he holds onto the ball. No fumbles. I also hope he doesn’t get injured again.

  8. teeroyb says: Sep 24, 2013 2:34 PM

    Just picked him up in my fantasy league. Kid better produce!

  9. Nofoolnodrool says: Sep 24, 2013 5:06 PM

    stoogy | Sep 24, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT
    crown you are delusional! Heath was back last week and was a significant part of the offense yet only recoreded 3 catches. You do relize Ben is still your QB? They will not win more then 4 games this year with him. He is a turnover machine! Your defense can not bail him out of his horrendous QB play. Time to go back to the lab.

    Go back to the lab? I guess you don’t realize pass protection is part of a good passing team. Your comment reveals you for what your name says…..a stooge.

  10. stoogy says: Sep 24, 2013 5:46 PM

    There is my good buddy no fool was starting to really miss you. I guess going back to the lab is just an inside joke that only people that actually follow the team would get. Did you happen to see how fast Cutler was getting rid of the ball on Sunday? If Super Ben was smart enough to make a fast decision the O-Line wouldn’t have to block for 10 seconds every play.

  11. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 24, 2013 9:59 PM

    At least Pittsburgh will have one player.

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