Le’Veon Bell returns to practice, could play Monday

AP

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.