Le'Veon Bell will do individual work this week

Rob Carr

The Steelers' second round draft pick will take a step closer to returning to the field this week.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said in his Tuesday press conference injured rookie running back Le'Veon Bell will begin doing individual drills this week, leaving open the possibility he is activated for the Steelers' Week 3 game against the Chicago Bears.

Bell, the team's second round draft pick out of Michigan State, has been sidelined since Aug. 19 with a Lisfranc sprain in his foot. The timetable of that injury is often 6-8 weeks, and Sept. 22, the Steelers' Week 3 game, would be just over the five-week mark.

The Steelers have rushed for 75 yards in their first two games, putting them second-to-last in the NFL in that category. Bell rushed four times against Washington in the team's second preseason game, gaining nine yards. It is his only game action so far this season.

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