Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le\’Veon Bell (knee) and Isaac Redman (stinger) were both able to practice Friday after both were forced out of practice Thursday with minor injuries. Despite their return to the field, both were limited according to head coach Mike Tomlin following practice.
“On the injury front, the two guys that went down in yesterday\’s practice, Isaac Redman and Le\’Veon Bell, were partial participants today,” said Tomlin. “We\’ll continue to march those guys back hopefully towards participation, but we\’ll simply take it day to day.”
Tomlin was asked if Bell returning so quick was a sign of his toughness and the coach simply stated the obvious.
“He got a clean bill of health, so it\’s time to get back out here and start the process of readying himself for the game like all the other healthy men,” he said.
The Steelers signed free agent running back Jeremy Wright to the roster on Friday, so that is a pretty good sign that Tomlin might take it easy on both his injured backs over the course of the next few days. As far as both Bell and Redman being able to play Monday night in the second preseason game against the Washington Redskins, that decision might not be made until right before game time.