Steelers Rookie RB Le\’Veon Bell Begins First Training Camp Practice At The Bottom

It looks as if the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff is trying to send rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell some sort of message.

According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Steelers running back rotation that is being used during the first training camp practice includes the Michigan State product going last. Even undrafted free agent Curtis McNeal is ahead of not only Bell, but fullback Will Johnson and LaRod Stephens-Howling as well.

Isaac Redman is listed first as far as the rotation order goes and he is followed next by Jonathan Dwyer and Baron Batch.

Head coach Mike Tomlin and running backs coach Kirby Wilson have a method to their madness, so I wouldn\’t get too caught up with the rotation used during the first few practices.

Maybe Tomlin will be asked about the rotation following practice, but even if he is, I would expect a pretty generic response.

  • Jason Brant

    I love the fast reporting, Dave. Keep it up.

  • dgh57

    Who knows, maybe Tomlin is saving the best for last. Kinda like saving the best part of your meal(desert) for last! LOL!!!

    It’s not how you start it’s how you finish it(TC) that counts!

  • Ahmad

    This is no surprise to me. Bell is not gonna be handed the starting job. If he wants it, he’s gonna have to work his butt off to get it.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    So many reports have Bell being the starter by preseason’s end and I believe this is Wilson/Tomlin’s way of letting him know he has to earn the spot!