This makes sense for a Steelers team that went into last year's divisional-round bout with Denver -- a game they lost 23-16 -- minus a banged-up Brown and Bell. One season earlier, the Steelers were nipped by the Ravens in a wild-card tilt that saw Pittsburgh try to replace Bell -- injured in Week 17 -- with Josh Harris and Ben Tate. This time around, Bell certainly deserves a rest after accounting for a league-high 56.8 percent of his team's touches since Week 4.
NFL roundup: Latest league news from Wednesday, May 25
Two Cowboys wide receivers, James Washington and rookie Jalen Tolbert, did not participate in team drills during the first day of OTA workouts due to injury.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh on Lamar Jackson's absence from OTAs: 'It's for him to talk about'
Ravens coach John Harbaugh fielded questions about Lamar Jackson's contract situation and absence from OTAs on Wednesday as the QB's future in Baltimore remains unsecured.
Colin Kaepernick working out for Raiders on Wednesday
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who hasn't played in the NFL since the 2016 season, is working out for the Las Vegas Raiders on Wednesday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
49ers DL Javon Kinlaw has profane verbal confrontation with local reporter
San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Javon Kinlaw had a verbal confrontation with a local reporter Tuesday night after calling into the reporter's YouTube channel.
Buccaneers LB Devin White: 'It's Super Bowl or nothing' for Tampa Bay in 2022
Forty days and 40 nights without Tom Brady were more than enough for the Buccaneers to gain perspective. It's now or never for Tampa Bay.
Ron Rivera plans to use 'plethora' of running backs to Commanders' advantage in 2022
The Washington Commanders have a plethora of capable running backs. In fact, that's the term coach Ron Rivera used to describe the room this week. It's likely there isn't enough room for all of them, but Rivera sees value in having multiple options. Above all, Washington isn't planning on becoming a squad that leans on one ballcarrier.
Tyreek Hill hypes his QB Tagovailoa: He throws 'one of the prettiest balls I've ever caught'
Tyreek Hill might want to consider adding a new title to his resume: Tua Tagovailoa's hype man. Hill has fought back against those who wonder whether Tagovailoa is worthy of being a franchise quarterback, and remains convinced he's playing with a quality QB.
Panthers HC Matt Rhule: Sam Darnold entering 2022 with 'a little more edge'
Sam Darnold's debut season as a Panther didn't go as anyone in Charlotte had hoped, and nothing is guaranteed going into year two. But according to Panthers' head coach Matt Rhule, the quarterback is working harder than ever to prove he's worth the starting job.
'Good Morning Football' wins Sports Emmy for Outstanding Studio Show; one of eight Emmys won for NFL Media
"Good Morning Football's" Sports Emmys win for Outstanding Studio Show -- Daily was one of eight Emmys hauled in by NFL Media on Tuesday.
Steelers officially name Omar Khan new general manager
Pittsburgh Steelers vice president of football and business administration Omar Khan has been named the Steelers' new general manager. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport first reported the news Tuesday night, and the team confirmed Wednesday.
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan says Jimmy Garoppolo's offseason shoulder surgery put trade talks on hold
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan coach told reporters on Tuesday that Jimmy Garoppolo's offseason shoulder surgery has effectively put trade talks on hold.