Steelers Will Only Let Le’Veon Bell Play if he can Protect Himself
The Pittsburgh Steelers face their wildcard playoffs possibly without their star running back Le’Veon Bell.
Bell suffered a hyperextended right knee in Sunday’s AFC North title win. And even though Bell may be medically cleared to play, Coach Mike Tomlin indicated that Bell will only play if he is able to protect himself.
Further commenting on Bell’s status, Tomlin added (via NFL.com).
Obviously we’ll be watching closely the Le’Veon Bell… I don’t know whether or not he’ll be available. We’re going to leave the light on.
As a safety net, the Steelers have just signed running back Ben Tate to add depth to the backfield. I’ll bet they’re kicking themselves now for letting running back LeGarrette Blount go.
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Obviously, Bell presents the best opportunity to help lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to an important victory over the Ravens this weekend.