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Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell cleared to run on treadmill

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell warms up before the game against the New York Jets Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) AP

The Steelers might not want to put running back Le’Veon Bell on any kind of timetable, but he just crossed a significant threshold today.

Bell just posted a short clip of himself running on a treadmill, in what appears to be a device to keep the weight off his surgically repaired knee, saying he was “clear to run.”

Of course, that’s a long way from a full comeback, but it is also March 1, so that’s a good sign.

Bell suffered a torn MCL and PCL on Nov. 1 against the Bengals, and the Steelers are going to give him plenty of time to make sure he’s well. The PCL, one of the lesser-known but important CLs, has been a complicated rehab for players in the past.

Bell had nearly 700 combined yards in six games last year before he was lost for the season.

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31 Responses to “Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell cleared to run on treadmill”
  1. ohand16 says: Mar 1, 2016 11:56 AM

    Let’s get one for the other middle finger! Stillers!

  2. 700levelvet says: Mar 1, 2016 12:04 PM

    The world awaits…

  3. bettis3636 says: Mar 1, 2016 12:05 PM

    Good news… but i saw on his Instagram hes been running…

  4. steelerben says: Mar 1, 2016 12:09 PM

    As long as he isn’t smoking marijuana as part of his pain management schedule, he should be back at the beginning of the season. I’m alright with him staying on the shelf until he is 100% go, though. Williams has played well enough in his absence to be relied upon and a healthy Bell at the end of the season and into the playoffs is more helpful than a Bell trying to play at 85% and getting reinjured.

  5. ariani1985 says: Mar 1, 2016 12:10 PM

    Just think that the packers passed on him twice to select eddy lazy, aka the hamburgler!

  6. hahalolrofl says: Mar 1, 2016 12:15 PM

    eddie posted an instagram of his latest china food haul

  7. zerotrophiessince1961 says: Mar 1, 2016 12:30 PM

    Bell is a beast. I was sorry to see him hurt. But Lacy is pretty darn good too.

    Phat Ed averages more YPA next year than AP. You heard it here first.

  8. paulrevereshorse1775 says: Mar 1, 2016 12:52 PM

    This is good news as I like watching Bell play…..and I’m a Pats fan.

  9. TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonAndNeverToReturn says: Mar 1, 2016 1:05 PM

    That whole team has been running on a treadmill since January 2011. Huffing and puffing and going absolutely nowhere. LOL.

  10. clashpoint says: Mar 1, 2016 1:09 PM

    Running, catching, blocking and locker room, he’s the most complete back in football. Take your time and just get yourself healthy, Mr. Bell.

    Go Steelers!

  11. bringmemysoiledfool says: Mar 1, 2016 1:17 PM

    Hell of a player. Lol still got swept.

  12. cwifyou says: Mar 1, 2016 1:30 PM

    I love it. The Steelers live in the minds of the haters. It’s wonderful.

    Let’s see: Swept and go to the playoffs

    or

    End up 5 and 11 and don’t go to the playoffs.

    Hmmm/sarc LOL

  13. triggerdawg says: Mar 1, 2016 1:39 PM

    Bell gained more yards rushing than the entire buzzards team! He’ll Landry jones probably passed for more yds than that so called elite Qb who got schooled by old noodle arm manning!! What a joke of a franchise!!

  14. williamshatnerstoupee says: Mar 1, 2016 1:52 PM

    And the obsession continues.

  15. pkrlvr says: Mar 1, 2016 1:53 PM

    Just think that the packers passed on him twice to select eddy lazy, aka the hamburgler!
    ———–
    It’s like you literally know nothing about football. Bell was off the board when the pack took their #2 pick at spot 61. However, your team did pass on him, not once, not twice, but three times. They actually drafted C.P with their third pick. LOL. Apparently your unhealthy obsession with all things packers has clouded your cognitive abilities.

  16. steeltroll says: Mar 1, 2016 1:55 PM

    Just. Stay. Healthy.

    For god’s sake. He’s a top 5 QB, but Ben no longer has the come back mojo as far as I’m concerned. To get to the SB, need Ben, Brown, and Bell healthy ALL YEAR.

  17. pkrlvr says: Mar 1, 2016 2:00 PM

    Ironically if you add up the stats for the last 3 seasons you get:

    A.P – 2751 yards and 21 T.D’s
    Bell – 2777 yards and 19 T.D’s
    Lacy – 3075 yards and 23 T.D’s

    Numbers don’t lie….although trolls do.

  18. TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonAndNeverToReturn says: Mar 1, 2016 2:39 PM

    Bell has been the best addition to the Steelers in years. Every year, he gives the excuse making fans a big out when they get clownstomped in the playoffs. Just look at last year’s beatdown against the Ravens. All the fans scurried out of the stadium before the 3rd quarter ended so they could get to their computers and start making excuses, which they did. LOL.

  19. filthymcnasty3 says: Mar 1, 2016 3:03 PM

    Three years in the league and not even one lousy playoff game out of this guy.

  20. williamshatnerstoupee says: Mar 1, 2016 3:16 PM

    That team that wears the purple and black were 5-11 with no playoff appearance and an individual taking a 10 game vacation for doing something he shouldn’t have been doing is taking up a roster spot.

  21. bringmemysoiledfool says: Mar 1, 2016 3:38 PM

    Hmmm very good points, well thought out arguments, and accurate statistics. How ever will I respond? Hmmmmmm.

    #YOUGOTSWEPT.

  22. TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonAndNeverToReturn says: Mar 1, 2016 3:56 PM

    And the obsession with the Ravens continues. Ravens continue to live rent free in Steelers’ fans tooth deprived heads.

  23. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 1, 2016 4:01 PM

    Bell has been the best addition to the Steelers in years. Every year, he gives the excuse making fans a big out when they get clownstomped in the playoffs. Just look at last year’s beatdown against the Ravens. All the fans scurried out of the stadium before the 3rd quarter ended so they could get to their computers and start making excuses, which they did. LOL.

    Reality is never an excuse ….. Except when the Ravens sucked it was because of injuries…. Just like Bell’s. Even a good troll should know you can’t have it both ways.
    Also I don’t mind disappointed fans leaving early to be the traffic…. At least they can’t mill around a statue to a murder.

  24. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 1, 2016 4:14 PM

    And the obsession with the Ravens continues. Ravens continue to live rent free in Steelers’ fans tooth deprived heads.

    Tooth deprived heads? Someone living in the murder capital of the US and the scene of out of control rioting should never disparage others dentally challenged which I dare say is better the mentally change vermin that inhabit the charm, but do you expect of a populace who’s hero is a convicted felon.

  25. triggerdawg says: Mar 1, 2016 4:50 PM

    The only excuses I heard last year were from the buzzards after the a$$ whipping they got from the patriots. Deflated footballs!! Couldn’t win on the field so make up a deflated football excuse and call and tell the colts! The buzzards are an embarrassment to the nfl. Next time you leave in the middle of the night do us all a favor and move to Russia !!!

  26. triggerdawg says: Mar 1, 2016 4:54 PM

    Good arguments,stats ,etc,however will I respond?YOUSTAYEDHOME!!!!

  27. williamshatnerstoupee says: Mar 1, 2016 4:55 PM

    Our friend who is obsessed with that QB from down South and that team that wears black and gold is getting frantic.

  28. minnescrotums says: Mar 1, 2016 11:49 PM

    Will this guy ever make it through a season?

    Being made of glass and a weed problem are signs that point to no.

    Being a steeler is the clincher.

  29. troy43mvp says: Mar 2, 2016 6:48 AM

    Le’Veon Bell is one of the best in the NFL. That’s obvious, we just need to see him run a full season.

  30. steel2372 says: Mar 3, 2016 10:05 AM

    TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonAndNeverToReturn says:
    Mar 1, 2016 3:56 PM

    And the obsession with the Ravens continues. Ravens continue to live rent free in Steelers’ fans tooth deprived heads.
    ——————————————————-
    Don’t be a copycat come with something original son. Steelers fan has been posting that same saying for years now. Go Steelers

  31. triggerdawg says: Mar 3, 2016 11:39 AM

    Hey steel he has to be a copycat he’s only three years old and probably still breastfeeds!

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