Le'Veon Bell RUMORS & NEWS

  • Le'Veon Bell on target for 2016 opener after surgery to repair MCL, PCL

    CBS Sports "Steelers star running back Le'Veon Bell underwent season-ending surgery Friday and is on target to play in the 2016 season opener. Bell's surgery went well, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. He required an MCL and PCL repair but his ACL did not require surgical..." November 08

  • Bell expected to be back for 2016 opener

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Le'Veon Bell's knee injury will keep him out for the rest of the season, but the Steelers' All-Pro running back should be back in time for next year's opener. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday during his weekly news conference that Bell's ACL in his right knee was spared during a..." November 04

  • Le'Veon Bell to injured reserve, Steelers sign Isaiah Pead

    USA Today "The Steelers placed Le’Veon Bell on injured reserve, and with it, goes a significant portion of the team’s production. Bell had 45 yards on 10 carries in Sunday’s loss to the Bengals, clear evidence he was a significant part of their offensive game plan. Judging by the passing game, mostly the..." November 02

  • Report: Le’Veon Bell has “badly torn” MCL, out for season

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers were optimistic after Sunday’s loss to the Bengals that the ACL of running back Le’Veon Bell’s knee was intact and that the ugly knee injury damaged only his MCL. That optimism apparently was accurate, as to the ACL. However, the MCL damage reportedly is more significant than..." November 02

  • Le’Veon Bell Injured In Game vs. Bengals

    Heavy "Steelers fans, hold your breath. Running back Le’Veon Bell is on the ground, after taking a low hit on the sidelines in the second quarter against Cincinnati. Despite missing the first two games of the season due to suspension, Bell is fifth in the NFL in rushing. " November 01

  • Le'Veon Bell: I'm glad to be back on the field

    NFL.com "Rejoice Steelers fans! Le'Veon Bell rejoins the Steelers this week after completing his two-game suspension for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, and will play Sunday against the Rams. During his suspension, Bell was permitted to workout at the team's facility and..." September 22

  • Steelers' Bell unsure why NFL reduced his suspension

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell said Wednesday he is not sure what influenced the NFL to reduce his suspension from three games to two. Bell, charged with marijuana possession and DUI last August, was placed on 15-month probation. “I just want to go out there and continue to practice with..." July 30

  • Le'Veon Bell's Suspension Reduced to 2 Games

    Bleacher Report "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell reportedly had his suspension reduced to two games through a settlement agreement. He was originally scheduled to miss the first three games of the new season. Jarrett Bell of USA Today first reported the news. Dan Graziano of ESPN previously..." July 29

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    Dan Graziano @DanGrazianoESPN

    Potentially big fantasy news: NFL, Le'Veon Bell are negotiating a settlement that could reduce his 3-gm suspension to 1 or 2.

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    Ed Bouchette @EdBouchette

    Le'veon Bell has not had an appeal hearing yet with NFL on his 3-game suspension

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    Chris Adamski @C_AdamskiTrib

    Le'Veon Bell: "This is easily the best I've ever felt entering a season. This is the best I've ever felt in my life."

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    Ed Bouchette @EdBouchette

    #Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell, who is appealing his 3-game NFL suspension, said the appeal has not yet been heard, doesn't know when it will be

  • Le'Veon Bell on suspension: 'It's my fault, I learned my lesson'

    CBS Sports "Earlier this spring, the NFL suspended Le'Veon Bell for the first three games of the 2015 season following his August 2014 arrest for driving under the influence of marijuana. At the time, Bell told the arresting officer, "I didn't know that you could get a DUI for being high." You can, he did,..." May 26

  • Le'Veon Bell on his three-game suspension: "It's going to suck"

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl RB Le'Veon Bell will be missing the first three games of the 2015 season due to a suspension stemming from a DUI and violating the league's substance abuse policy, and don't think he is looking forward to missing the season opener and the games following. As he..." May 21

  • Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell: 'Marijuana not an important thing for me'

    ESPN "In his first interview since his three-game suspension was handed down last month after being charged with marijuana possession and DUI, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Thursday that he had no problems with the length of his league punishment, and that..." May 15

  • Le'Veon Bell: Knee 'getting close to 100 percent'

    NFL.com "When Pittsburgh Steelers All Pro running back Le'Veon Bell hyperextended his right knee in late December, the expectation was that he would be fully recovered in a few weeks. By late January, Bell told NFL Network that the knee was "close to 100 percent." For that reason, it came as a..." April 23

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Pitt RB LeVeon Bell suspended 3 games, fined additional game check for violating substance abuse policy, per league sources. He is appealing

  • Le'Veon Bell suspended three games by NFL for DUI arrest

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without starting RB Le'Veon Bell for the first three games of the 2015 season as the NFL has suspended Bell for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without Pro Bowl running back Le'Veon Bell for the first three games of..." April 09

  • Steelers expect Le'Veon Bell ban

    ESPN "Steelers star running back Le'Veon Bell is expected to be suspended for the first two games of next season as a result of his August arrest on marijuana charges, sources told ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton. Bell and former Steelers teammate LeGarrette Blount were arrested Aug. 20 after police..." February 11

  • Colbert says Steelers must be prepared for a Le’Veon Bell suspension

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell knows he has 15 months of probation ahead of him because he was caught driving under the influence of marijuana. But neither Bell nor the Steelers knows what the NFL will do. However, Steelers G.M. Kevin Colbert says the Steelers have to be prepared for the..." February 11

  • Steelers' Le'Veon Bell on knee: Close to 100 percent

    NFL.com "There is a legitimate argument to be made that Le'Veon Bell's knee injury cost the Pittsburgh Steelers a playoff game and a chance to make another Super Bowl. The NFL's biggest dual threat suffered a hyperextended knee injury in Week 17 that caused him to miss the Wild Card loss to the..." January 29

  • Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell wins Professional Football Writers of America Most Improved Player award

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The postseason awards are accumulating for Steelers' RB Le'Veon Bell as he was named the Most Improved Player of 2014 by the Pro Football Writers of America. The Pittsburgh Steelers had a record-breaking 2014 season, and one of the stars of the show was running back Le'Veon Bell. Bell not only..." January 17

  • Le'Veon Bell ruled out for Wild Card against Ravens

    NFL.com "The Pittsburgh Steelers turned the light out on the possibility of Le'Veon Bell playing in Saturday's Wild Card matchup with the Baltimore Ravens. The team announced Friday that it ruled out Bell, who suffered a hyperextended knee injury in Week 17. Bell told NFL Media's Aditi Kinkhabwala on..." January 02

  • Le'Veon Bell feels 'great,' but taking it day by day

    NFL.com "Le'Veon Bell walked down the hallway Wednesday with no discernible limp. He stood by his locker and said, "I feel great." Twice. But then, when the Steelers running back with the hyperextended knee was asked if that "great" meant great enough to play Saturday night, he smiled and said, "Obviously,..." December 31

  • Steelers not ruling Le'Veon Bell out Saturday vs. Ravens

    The Score "The Pittsburgh Steelers will prepare to be without one of their best players for Saturday's wild card game against the Baltimore Ravens, but they're still holding out hope. Running back Le'Veon Bell is working out and receiving treatment after suffering a hyperextended knee in Sunday night's..." December 30

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    MRI did not show ligament damage to LeVeon Bell’s knee, per source. Will be difficult to play Saturday, but will depend on how Bell feels.

  • Steelers' Le'Veon Bell avoids knee ligament damage, status uncertain for playoff game

    Sporting News "Le'Veon Bell, standing on the sidelines in pain, watched a video replay of his knee injury. Thankfully, it wasn't as bad as it looked, with Reggie Nelson nailing him on the knee after a 19-yard catch. The Steelers running back hyperextended his knee, but an MRI on Monday showed no ligament..." December 29

  • Steelers RB Bell accepts plea deal in DUI, pot case

    WPIX.com "ea deal ahead of Wednesday’s court date for DUI and marijuana possession charges. Channel 11 News has learned that Bell will enter a program for first-time offenders and he’ll be on probation for 15 months. Bell was pulled over on McKnight Road in August with former Steeler LeGarrette..." December 03

  • Le'Veon Bell not worried about adding carries

    NFL.com "With LeGarrette Blount out of the Steel City, the Pittsburgh Steelers will ride on the shoulders of Le'Veon Bell. "I don't really feel pressure," Bell said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "This is what I trained for. I didn't feel fatigued in the game or tired. As long as I continue to work..." November 20

  • Defenses adjust to limit Bell's output in Steelers offense

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "If you can't slow him down, bump him. If you can't stop him, grab him. Not many teams have found a way to stop, or even slow down, Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell when it comes to catching the ball out of the backfield. So, they are bumping him and grabbing him. “I get held a lot,”..." November 13

  • Le’Veon Bell to waive preliminary hearing in pot, DUI case

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing into the marijuana and DUI charges he faces as a result of his August 20 arrest near Pittsburgh, but his lawyer said that it won’t be necessary. Attorney Robert Del Greco told the Associated Press that his client..." October 15

  • Heavier workload is ringing true for Steelers running back Bell

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Le'Veon Bell ripped off a 29-yard gain on his final carry of the first quarter in Jacksonville, exactly the kind of breakaway run the Steelers drafted him for 18 months ago. It was his 11th run of 10 yards or more this season. He didn't get the ball again until the third quarter. Bell..." October 09

  • LaDainian Tomlinson: I'd take Le'Veon Bell over any RB in the NFL

    CBS Sports "Le'Veon Bell rushed for 147 yards on 21 carries last Sunday night against the Panthers, including an 81-yard sprint that set up a touchdown. Through three games, he has 315 yards and is averaging 5.9 yards per carry. He's been so good, in fact, that future Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson, now..." September 24

  • Tomlin sees big role for Steelers' Bell

    ESPN "The Steelers all but made it official last Saturday when they set their 53-man roster that running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will play in the season opener. The Steelers only kept two other running backs, and one is a fullback (Will Johnson) while the other is a scatback (Dri..." September 03

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    Aditi Kinkhabwala @AKinkhabwala

    Fantasy alert: Mike Tomlin asked if RB LeVeon Bell could get 25 carries a game. Says: "Yeah, I think he is." #Steelers

  • CBA prevents Steelers discipline for Bell, Blount

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Good morning, A fellow who plays fantasy football asked me yesterday if I thought Le’Veon Bell would be suspended for the first game of the season. I told him no. He said that was good because he just drafted him in the fifth round for his fantasy football team. No one was interested in him,..." August 27

  • Tomlin: Steelers could suspend Bell, Blount

    ESPN "The Steelers could be without one or both of their top running backs when they open the regular season in two weeks against the visiting Cleveland Browns. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin reiterated Monday that Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be punished after getting arrested on marijuana..." August 26

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    Ed Bouchette @EdBouchette

    Steelers will allow NFL to handle any disciplinary measures vs. Bell, Blount. Again, Goodell not likely to act in 2014. Both play tonight

  • Steelers' Bell, Blount taken into custody, admit to pot possession

    NFL.com "The Pittsburgh Steelers backfield could be facing legal trouble. Detective Brian Kohlhepp of the Ross Township, Pennsylvania Police Department confirmed to NFL Media that running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were pulled over Wednesday around 1:30 p.m. ET. They, along with an..." August 22

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Following the marijuana-related arrest, #Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount did travel with the team for the preseason game. Le'Veon Bell did not

  • Steelers rookie running back Bell shines in clutch

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Running back Le'Veon Bell walked onto storied Lambeau Field on Sunday with a chip on his shoulder. He said all week that he wanted to prove the Steelers were right to opt for him instead of Green Bay's Eddie Lacy in the second round of the NFL Draft. The Michigan State product delivered his..." December 23

  • Mike Tomlin: Le'Veon Bell was 'easy' pick over Eddie Lacy

    NFL.com "Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has given Offensive Rookie of the Year candidate Eddie Lacy some extra motivation leading up to Sunday's game in Green Bay. At Tuesday's news conference, Tomlin said it was "an easy decision for me" to select Le'Veon Bell over fellow running back Lacy at..." December 17

  • Steelers players, coaches put their trust in Bell

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "When the Steelers drafted running back Le'Veon Bell in the spring, offensive coordinator Todd Haley saw a player who was capable of playing on every down. In addition to his power-back running skills, Bell was a quality receiver and capable of picking up blitzing linebackers, a must to play on..." December 07

  • Le'Veon Bell wants to play Sunday

    ESPN "A violent goal-line collision in a 22-20 loss to the Ravens left Le'Veon Bell concussed, but the Steelers' rookie running back did some running Monday and is hopeful of playing Sunday against the visiting Dolphins. "I'm going to take it day by day and see where we're at," Bell said. "The goal..." December 03

  • Roethlisberger points to running game progress

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers are 19th in total offense and 31st in rushing yet Ben Roethlisberger is seeing progress on a weekly basis. He especially likes what he saw of rookie running back Le'Veon Bell in his NFL debut. “I'm not going to say he was Adrian Peterson” Roethlisberger said. “But he showed me..." October 09

  • Le'Veon Bell's return should boost Steelers' running game

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "They have more -- and more distinct -- phone booths in London than they do in Pittsburgh so maybe Le'Veon Bell can be the one to emerge from one Sunday to save the season for the Steelers. After all Mike Tomlin did not warn Steelers fans that Bell would not step out of a phone booth wearing a..." September 26

  • Le'Veon Bell may start on Sunday, Ben unsure of what to expect

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Mike Tomlin said rookie halfback Le'Veon Bell looks ready to play his first game and might start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings in London. Pardon quarterback Ben Roethlisberger if he does not get too excited about the news. "We are excited about watching him be a full participant this..." September 25

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    Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

    Huge news for Steelers team is now planning to play RB Le'Veon Bell this week. Progressed faster than they thought.

  • Steelers' RB Le'Veon Bell back on the field

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Tight end Heath Miller (knee) was a full practice participant Wednesday for the first time all season and running back Le'Veon Bell also worked for the first time since spraining his right foot Aug. 19. The second-round draft pick is eager to get back but said “I don't want to rush it. ... I'm..." September 19

  • Steelers' Bell could miss a month with injury

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers could be out with Le'Veon Bell their projected starting running back for considerably longer than expected. Bell has a rare midfoot sprain that's being classified as a Lisfranc injury a source told the Tribune-Review on Wednesday morning and the team is now hoping to have him..." September 11