Bell likely will be looking at a small workload if he's called up from Baltimore's practice squad for Monday's game at Las Vegas, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Ty'Son Williams, a 2020 UDFA, is the favorite to lead Baltimore's backfield in the opener, having been with the organization for more than a year now. However, he's never played in a regular-season game, while Bell and recent signing Latavius Murray both offer a wealth of NFL experience. Then there's Trenton Cannon, the third RB on the active roster, but he's mostly a special teams guy or maybe an option for passing downs. While there are still plenty of obstacles standing between Bell and a return to fantasy relevance at age 29, this is about the best opportunity he could've hoped for, competing with Williams and Murray after the Ravens lost each of J.K. Dobbins (knee), Justice Hill (Achilles) and Gus Edwards (knee) to season-ending injuries. Coach John Harbaugh said Bell is in excellent shape but still needs to get in "football shape," so any hope for a significant workload probably will need to be put on hold for Week 2 and beyond. Williams and Murray are the favorites for touches and snaps Monday night.