Steelers refuse to rule out Le’Veon Bell, sign Ben Tate

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The Steelers signed running back Ben Tate on Tuesday ahead of their playoff game this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that Le’Veon Bell did not suffer any structural damage after hyperextending his right knee on Sunday but indicated that the team was not willing to risk his long-term health by playing him.

Bell has been working out and receiving treatment and was pedaling on a bike as if he was “going to prepare for the Tour de France,” Tomlin said.

As insurance Bell was signed. He has been released by both the Browns and Vikings this season.

Josh Harris, an undrafted rookie, would start in place of Bell if he cannot play. Harris has just 16 career rushing yards on nine carries.