"I go out there with the first team, do the first four reps, that's normally what the starter does," Redman said Monday, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I'm just preparing as I'm the starter until they tell me otherwise."
The rookie, Bell, appears to be the eventual starter, but he is entering the third week of rehabbing a small tear on a ligament in his right foot. He wasn't expected to be ready this week, but the Tribune-Review's report suggests the Steelers still are holding out hope. The original diagnosis indicated Bell would miss around six weeks, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.
"I'm out of the boot," Bell said. "I've been trying to jog and do little foot workouts. I'm not going to rush this process. I'm going to just take my time with it and make sure I'm back 100 percent."
It's a certainty that the Steelers' backfield will be a full-fledged committee, especially once Bell returns. Until then, Redman most likely will get the first chance to prove he can carry the load.