The Pittsburgh Steelers have immediately installed rookie running back Le'Veon Bell with the first-string offense heading into the preseason opener Satuday night against the New York Giants.
The starters are slated to play up to a dozen snaps.
"Don't be surprised if you see Le'Veon getting some snaps with those guys," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. "I think he has earned that. I think how he is running the ball speaks for itself."
Bell will see plenty of playing time overall to evaluate him.
"He, like a lot of guys, we need to get a lot of exposure to," Tomlin said.
Bell is a big, strong back who's competing with playing time with Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman.
Bell has the potential to be an every-down back.
Follow me on Twitter: @RavensINsider
Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.
Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.
SEP 29 Jeff Fedotin
Better quarterback play has given Green Bay the edge.
SEP 25 Jesse Lawrence
Jesse Lawrence of TiqIQ looks at several affordable tickets this weekend.
SEP 23 Jesse Lawrence
Jesse Lawrence of TiqIQ looks at the week ahead