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Top 2 RBs Bell, Redman injured at Steelers practice Thursday

By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com

The Steelers will need Le'Veon Bell if the running game is to improve. (USATSI)
Steelers rookie running back Le'Veon Bell missed the first preseason game because of a knee injury. Coach Mike Tomlin said that Bell would return to practice this week -- which he did -- and would have plenty of time to prove himself before the start of the regular season.

On Thursday, Bell again aggravated the knee, after ending a stretch play in "a pile of players," according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Bell remained on the turf for several minutes before walking slowly off the field.

Big things are expected of Bell, the team's second-round pick who had recently found himself atop the depth chart alongside Isaac Redman. The odd man out, it seems, is Jonathan Dwyer. At least that was the case before Thursday's practice because Redman, too, was injured.

Redman's injury was eventually classified as a stinger, and Tomlin said he's not concerned that Bell suffered an MCL sprain.

The Steelers were 6-3 last season before injuries to key players -- including Ben Roethlisberger -- resulted in an 8-8 finish. The running game was in shambles before Big Ben got hurt, and if that phase of the offense is to improve in 2013, Bell will need to stay healthy. Obviously.

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