Le'Veon Bell RUMORS & NEWS

  • Did Steelers conceal Le’Veon Bell injury?

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell exited Sunday’s game with a groin injury. He admitted after the game that the he had been playing through a groin issue for weeks. If he had a “groin issue,” it hadn’t been disclosed in the team’s postseason injury reports. Prior to the Patriots game, Bell..." January 23

  • Le’Veon Bell says he’s been playing through groin injury

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell left his team's 36-17 AFC Championship Game loss to the New England Patriots in the first half Sunday with a left groin injury, and he did not return. Bell revealed after the game that he had played through a groin issue for weeks until it flared..." January 23

  • Le’Veon Bell excused from practice for “personal reasons”

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers need running back Le’Veon Bell for Sunday. Presumably, they’ll have him. On Thursday, they didn’t; Bell wasn’t at practice. Coach Mike Tomlin told reporters that Bell was excused from practice for “personal reasons.” Tomlin also said that Bell will be ready to go on Sunday at New..." January 19

  • Has Le'Veon Bell created a new rushing style?

    NFL.com "As Le'Veon Bell was slicing and dicing Miami's defense last week, CBS analyst Phil Simms christened the sinewy Steelers running back "The Great Hesitator." Bell's trademark patience has captured the football world's imagination, standing as the symbol of Pittsburgh's eight-game winning..." January 10

  • Le'Veon Bell Doesn't Just Want to Dominate the NFL. He Wants to Revolutionize It

    Bleacher Report "When the going's good, Le'Veon Bell is leading a running back revolution. The way he waits…and waits…and waits for a lane to develop behind the line of scrimmage? Poetry in motion. But here inside the Steelers locker room, teammate DeAngelo Williams bristles at that word: "revolution." Because..." January 10

  • Steelers will use franchise tag on Le’Veon Bell

    Sportsnaut "There is no way Le’Veon Bell will hit the open market this offseason, as the Pittsburgh Steelers will reportedly use the franchise tag to keep him locked up. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports the franchise will use the tag, which is set to be above $12 million for running backs in 2017. This..." January 09

  • Team MVP Le'Veon Bell hopes to stick around with Steelers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Le’Veon Bell just picked up his second Steelers Most Valuable Player award in three years, two more than the number of playoff games in which he’s appeared. He will make his playoff debut Jan. 7 or 8, and Bell along with at least one important teammate believe that will not be his final game at..." December 29

  • Ben, Bell, Brown to not play against the Browns

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers have nothing to play for on Sunday. And so three of their most important players won’t be playing. Via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Le’Veon Bell, and receiver Antonio Brown will sit out..." December 28

  • Steelers likely to sit Roethlisberger, Bell in Week 17

    Sportsnaut "With the AFC North wrapped up, the Pittsburgh Steelers can rest their starters — including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger — for Week 17’s game against the Cleveland Browns. Ed Bouchette of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette expects the Steelers to do just that. He expects Roethlisberger, as well as..." December 26

  • OBJ, Le'Veon Bell cry foul over NFL decision not to fine Ezekiel Elliott

    ESPN "Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell took to Twitter on Monday to express their surprise with the NFL's decision not to fine Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for celebrating a touchdown Sunday by jumping into a giant Salvation Army donation kettle. The..." December 20

  • Steelers expected to use franchise tag on Bell

    Larry Brown Sports "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is playing under the last year of his rookie contract, which means he is in for a massive pay day at some point in the near future. In the short-term, that may come in the form of the franchise tag. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Steelers are..." December 16

  • Le’Veon Bell, who got high and drove to airport once, says Pittsburgh can’t drive

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "“The Pittsburgh Left” is enough of a thing to have its own Wikipedia page. For anyone reading this who’s unaware that it’s something you 100 percent should not do; if you’re at a traffic light waiting to make a left, the first person at the opposite light gets to go straight before you make..." December 16

  • Steelers' Bell becoming MVP candidate

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Le'Veon Bell can be forgiven for not getting caught up in the MVP talk that has continued to build in recent days. The Steelers running back has a game Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. And since jarring hits by Bengals players ended each of his past two seasons, Bell just wants to escape..." December 15

  • Le'Veon Bell says he won't let Bengals hurt him again

    ESPN "Running back Le'Veon Bell promises to walk away from the latest clash with Vontaze Burfict and the Cincinnati Bengals with two healthy knees. Bell has suffered injuries in each of the past two matchups with Cincinnati, tearing two knee ligaments in Week 8 of last season after Burfict tackled..." December 15

  • Le'Veon Bell: No team wants to face Steelers right now

    NFL.com "Le'Veon Bell crashed the league's MVP party with his own personal snow festival in Buffalo, becoming the first player this season to outgain an opponent by himself. Since the Steelers began running their offense through Bell at midseason, the incredibly patient back with a trademark sinewy..." December 13

  • Le'Veon Bell breaks the Steelers' single-game record for most rushing yards

    CBS Sports "The Pittsburgh Steelers have had some great running backs in the 73-year history of their franchise, but never has any of them run for more yards in a single game than Le'Veon Bell did Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. On his 31st carry of the day, Bell ran 3 yards up the middle and in doing..." December 11

  • Le'Veon Bell: 'My goons' have my back after dirty play by Giants linebacker

    CBS Sports "Le'Veon Bell is one of the league's most dynamic players, and as such, he can be a source of frustration for opponents, particularly late in games. That was the case Sunday, when the Steelers running back rushed for 118 yards and had another 64 yards in receiving. The boiling point came late..." December 08

  • Le'Veon Bell ponders switching positions to receiver

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Steeler Rod Woodson transitioned from cornerback to safety and extended his career. Plenty of other corners have done the same over the years. But could a running back do the same by transitioning to receiver? Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell didn’t..." December 03

  • Steelers' Bell: 'I think we're still on the uprising'

    NFL.com "The Pittsburgh Steelers have put an emphatic end to their midseason doldrums, winning twice in a five-day span to reclaim first place in the AFC North. "We've been playing a lot better," All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell told NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala after Thursday night's convincing..." November 26

  • Le’Veon Bell not worried about short turnaround after busy week

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Indianapolis Colts have the worst pass defense in the NFL, which means the Steelers likely won't get the ball to running back Le'Veon Bell 36 times when the teams play Thursday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. Still, offensive coordinator Todd Haley is prepared to give Bell another supersized..." November 23

  • Le’Veon Bell: Steelers stink on practice field, too

    Sportsnaut "The Pittsburgh Steelers are not playing good football right now, and according to running back Le’Veon Bell this isn’t something that’s relegated to the games. It’s not a stretch to say the team as a whole has been among the worst in the league the past few weeks. And it’s not just about..." November 07

  • Le’Veon Bell: We can’t panic without Roethlisberger

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers won’t have quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the lineup against the Patriots this weekend and his absence seems likely to stretch beyond their Week Eight bye as well. Landry Jones will start in Roethlisberger’s place, something that’s going to force the Steelers to change some of..." October 20

  • All-Pro RB Bell enjoys chances to line up as receiver in 1st game back

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "During the first quarter Sunday, Le'Veon Bell lined up in the slot. He went into motion from one side of the formation to the other. Bell ran routes from the left side. He ran routes from the right side. He started in the backfield and motioned out wide. At least early on in Bell's first..." October 04

  • Le’Veon Bell Drops New Freestyle To Celebrate His Return

    Black Sports Online "The Juice is back. Hyped to celebrate his return to the Pittsburgh Steelers — running back Le’Veon Bell just dropped a new freestyle. " October 01

  • Le'Veon Bell returns to backfield but will see lots of time as receiver

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Le'Veon Bell already was preparing to return to the Steelers backfield once his three-game suspension ended. Now that his punishment has expired, Bell is being welcomed back to other spots within the Steelers offense. Bell is prepared to be used heavily in the passing game when the Steelers..." September 29

  • Steelers' Mike Tomlin reveals how much Le'Veon Bell will play in his Week 4 return

    Fox Sports "The Pittsburgh Steelers went into Sunday’s game looking like serious contenders in the AFC. They left it with question marks on both sides of the ball after being walloped by Carson Wentz and the Eagles, 34-3. The running game was non-existent and the defense was on the field far too long – 34..." September 27

  • What Le'Veon Bell's return means for the running back and the Steelers

    Beaver County Times "When the Steelers host Kansas City next week they won’t have their full complement of offensive weapons -- Ladarius Green is still out for some time -- but they will have the biggest piece they’ve been missing so far. Le’Veon Bell returns this week after serving his three-game suspension for..." September 27

  • Bell returns to Steelers, vows no more off-field issues

    Penn Live "Tuning in for Pittsburgh Steelers games the way most anyone not on the team has to was at its worst for Le'Veon Bell on Sunday. The running back saw the Steelers rush for a total of 29 yards, en route to getting soundly beaten by the Philadelphia Eagles, 34-3, in the last week of his suspension..." September 26

  • Steelers Receive Exemption For Le’Veon Bell

    Pro Football Rumors "The Steelers have received a roster exemption for running back Le’Veon Bell as he makes his return from a three-game suspension, tweets team PR man Burt Lauten. Pittsburgh will need to clear a roster spot for Bell by 3pm CT Thursday. Veteran DeAngelo Williams has been the Steelers’ workhorse in..." September 26

  • Le'Veon Bell says he feels 'great' after first game action since knee injury

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell's knee looked just fine in his first live action in 10 months, and he's hoping for more progress after 11 months. Yes, he's choosing to consider a positive from his looming three-game suspension for missed drug tests. Bell, who tore two ligaments in..." August 27

  • Veteran Williams gives Steelers viable option while Bell serves suspension

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "DeAngelo Williams stares curiously at those insinuating the Steelers offense will be adversely affected by the three-game suspension of running back Le'Veon Bell. The 11-year veteran is secure enough not to feel slighted by the notion that he'll be hard-pressed to adequately fill Bell's shoes...." August 23

  • Le’Veon Bell deletes video in which he admits smoking after arrest

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell posted a video on Friday in which he took responsibility for the missed drug tests that resulted in a three-game suspension. But Bell has now deleted that video. Presumably, the reason he deleted it is that he said in the video that “I haven’t smoked since..." August 20

  • Bell apologizes for suspension in deleted video

    Yahoo! Sports "Le’Veon Bell has gotten a game back from the NFL. In this day and age, that should be viewed as a major win against the league. The Pittsburgh Steelers running back had his suspension for a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy reduced from four games to three, according to ESPN’s..." August 19

  • Le’Veon Bell suspension reduced from 4 games to 3

    SB Nation "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell will serve a reduced suspension of three games after an appeal to the NFL, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Bell was originally suspended four games for missed drug tests, but told the media that he planned to appeal and that he did not plan to miss..." August 19

  • Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell: Surgically repaired right knee at full strength

    ESPN "Seven practices into training camp, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is running and cutting without thinking about his surgically repaired knee. And he wants more. While Bell awaits the results of an appeal for a four-game suspension for missed drug tests -- he has declined..." August 06

  • Bell a full participant in team's first practice of training camp

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It was only the first practice of training camp, where eye-opening developments are typically rare. Nonetheless, an encouraging site for the Steelers was the repeated use of running back Le’Veon Bell, who participated in a full practice for the first time since his season-ending knee injury..." July 30

  • Pessimism swirls regarding Le’Veon Bell’s chances on appeal

    Pro Football Talk "Yes, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has vowed to not miss any games after reportedly missing several drug tests. No, no one beyond a very small circle should have even known about the potential suspension until the appeal process had concluded. Regardless, the cat has escaped from the bag —..." July 28