Seven practices into training camp, Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeVeon Bell is running and cutting without thinking about his surgically repaired knee.
And he wants more.
The fourth-year player has seen a sizable workload in camp.
"As long as my knee's not swelling or having any setbacks, I will continue to do more," said Bell, who tore his medial collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments in November. "My first day running, March 1, I had a vision I'd be ready around this time. This is my goal to be out here ready to compete."
Of course the concern about Bell is his pending four-game suspension.
While Bell awaits the results of an appeal for missed drug tests - he has declined comment on the dynamics of the case. Aside from that, the story said he's looked like the Bell from 2014. It also said the Steelers may opt to keep him out of preseason games.