Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell ‘Feels Good’ After First Practice Back

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year running back Le’Veon Bell returned to practice Thursday after missing several days because of a hamstring tightness and while he was limited in his participation, it appears as though he didn’t suffer any setbacks.

According to a Friday morning report by Missi Matthews of, Bell said that he “feels good” and that he expects to continue to work himself back moving forward.

With Bell back limited Thursday and LeGarrette Blount being the recipient of a maintenance day off, the Steelers had a good opportunity to look at some of the younger running backs on their roster during the fifth training camp practice of 2014.

“We have a lot of young backs,” said head coach Mike Tomlin following Thursday’s practice. “We want to give those guys the opportunities. They are taking advantage of it. I like some of the things we’ve seen thus far.”

The Steelers will load up on school buses Friday evening and travel to Latrobe Memorial Stadium for their annual night practice at the local high school. By the sound of things, both Bell and Blount should be able to participate in the night session in some capacity. At least that’s what we’re hoping.

  • sweep_the_legarrette

    Having Bell healthy at the start of the season will be crucial this year.

  • Bill

    I don’t understand all the hamstring injuries in the NFL. I’m convinced it’s due to overtraining in the endless search of another .01 off the 40 time.

  • Doogie

    When I played sports a long time ago, the biggest cause of pulled muscles was lack of stretching and warm ups.. Especially groin and hamstring muscles.

  • Milliken Steeler

    I think the injuries were a combination of a lot of things. When I played, we had two a days still. We had endless fifty yard dashes where you had to jog back to the end of the line and if anyone didnt, Coach Bruno would add another 5 50 yarders on to the total. Usually by the time you jogged back to the line it was your turn to run again. It was brutal.

    If you puked, you made it off the field first or puked in your helmet, because if you puked on Coach Bruno’s field, everyone was ordered to the track and started running.

    Despite all of the contact, all of the running and other activities we rarely had any issues. Most issues were in game injuries and they were more of the broken this or broken that variety. Not terribly often did these things happen.

    If you noticed, since this new CBA agreement which really puts the onus on the players maturity and work ethic to maintain an off season conditioning program and then on top of that regular practices are limited, no more two a days, more days off etc….we are having more injuries.

    Since our glorious commish and his half assed attempt of player safety there are more knee injuries. Then add in all of the supplements, faster and bigger players and less practice? It equals more injuries and it will continue, until someone puts more thought into this than our commish did.

    You looked like a smug someone who earned over 30 million in pay last year answering those questions about domestic abuse and the NFL Roger. Way to go skippy. Keep stalling on the Colts owners suspension also, the double standard is alive and well.