Steelers Le'Veon Bell out with minor knee injury

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le'Veon Bell is sidelined for tonight's game against the New York Giants.

A bruising second-round draft pick from Michigan State, Bell was slated to work with the first-team offense tonight, but has a left knee injury and coach Mike Tomlin held him out for precautionary reasons.

It's been diagnosed as a bruise, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The Steelers' backfield will consist of Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer and Barron Batch.

Bell is regarded as a rarity in the NFL as a potential three-down runner.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun


Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.