Steelers HC Mike Tomlin said he elected not to use RB LeVeon Bell, a No. 2 draft choice, because his knee was still sore after getting it dinged at training camp. That is just another indication of the plans the Steelers have for the former Michigan State back.
"He's going to be fine," Tomlin said. "I just don't want to start his career out in less than ideal circumstances from a health standpoint. We have a lot of time to evaluate him and others, so we're going to be patient there."
LaRod Stephens-Howling filled in and performed well, but even the article points out that the Steelers have big plans for Bell. Bell had been running with the first team and seems to be the favorite to land the starting job. Stephens-Howling, Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer are also in the mix.