Rookie running back Le’Veon Bell hasn’t taken a snap for the Steelers in a game. When he does for the first time, it could be as the starter.
Via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, the Steelers have moved the second-round draft pick from No. 3 on the depth chart to No. 1, where he currently shares the job with Isaac Redman.
“The guys who are calling the shots are confident in me,” Bell told reporters when advised of the development, per Hensley. “It’s good motivation. I’m going to keep striving to be the best I can be. I’m going to continue to compete.”
Bell didn’t play in the preseason opener as an apparent precaution. He said he’ll play in the second preseason game, against the Redskins.