Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said today at his weekly news conference that rookie running back LeVeon Bell is the only player who has been ruled out for the season opener against the Tennessee Titans.
Bell, who is rehabilitating a foot sprain, will not play because he won't be able to practice. Tomlin made it a point to say the practice time and not necessarily the injury is preventing Bell from playing, which indicates he is close to returning soon.
The important thing here is that Bell has been ruled out due to missed practice time, not necessarily the foot injury. He appears to be close to returning. If he's available on the waiver wire, pick him up.