Running back Le'Veon Bell signs tender with Steelers

Running back Le'Veon Bell signs tender with Steelers

In the postseason, Bell was handed the ball 29 and 30 times in wins over Miami and Kansas City, respectively. "I didn't want to jeopardize myself and get hurt in camp".

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell put a priority on his health when he chose to skip nearly all of his team's offseason activities in preparation for the 2017 regular season. Neither Conner nor Watson offers much as a pass catcher, suggesting Bell will hop right into his usual role as a three-down workhorse. "But obviously, I am excited about this year and I am ready to move forward".

Pittsburgh placed the franchise tag on him before free agency began but were unable to come to terms on a long-term deal before the mid-July, NFL-mandated deadline. However, the more practice time he gets under his belt, the better game shape he will be in, which should erase any concern that he won't be prepared for the regular season. Obviously, I understand I'm on a one-year deal, so I have to go out there and prepare and play football.

When healthy, Bell has proven to be arguably the most talented running back in the league with his unique blend as a highly effective rusher and receiver out of the backfield. My rookie year I got hurt in camp, so I didn't even want to deal with it. "I'm going to be ready for Game 1, the games that count". Roethlisberger also applauded Watson's power running game that won a roster spot in the final two preseason games, noting his ability to drive for extra yards.

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