“If he can come back and help us and be ready to go, then we’ll be ready to welcome him back,” Roethlisberger said Tuesday on his 93.7 FM radio segment. “There were a lot of things said earlier this year, but that’s in the past. We’ve moved on, and he’s moving on in a sense to getting back and being with us.”
Related players: James Conner
Big Ben was quoted as saying he doesn't think the team needs Bell to step right in and get 30 carries a game, since he likely won't be in game shape upon his return. It's certainly a change in tone from a few weeks ago when the team tried to distance itself from Bell. At 1-2-1, it seems they realize they could use Bell's services. There are reports the Steelers are still trying to trade Bell, however, this story certainly seems to open the door to a return to Pittsburgh.