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Steelers vs. Redskins: Le'Veon Bell gets start in his first preseason action

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Steelers rookie running back Le'Veon Bell will see his first NFL preseason action tonight against the Redskins.

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Last week's disappointments wasn't just with the loss to the Giants, one major disappointment for fans was not seeing this year's second round draft pick, Le'Veon Bell, play at running back. This week looks to at least change in that aspect.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Le&#39;Veon Bell scheduled to get the start at RB for the Steelers tonight against the Redskins</p>&mdash; Mike Prisuta (@DVEMike) <a href="https://twitter.com/DVEMike/statuses/369479132909809664">August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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After seeing Bell in training camp this week, it was obvious he was standing out from his competition. The Steelers' defensive units were all flowing to the ball on run plays and making stops for little gain. The only running back to show any burst through the line of scrimmage and stop the defense was Bell. After seeing that on Wednesday, I was added to the believers that Bell may be the feature back of this offense.

Keep your eye out for how Bell performs against the Redskins' first team defense. Jonathan Dwyer was able to rack up over 100 yards against them last year, so there is optimism that within a quarter, Bell can make some plays in his debut in a Steelers uniform.

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