During his suspension, Bell was permitted to workout at the team's facility and attend all meetings. Bell, however, was not allowed to participate in or watch practice. Bell told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that despite the suspension's limitations, being around the team helped keep him abreast of the team's activities.
"I think it was a good thing, obviously not to be gone for two whole weeks. I'll still be caught up on everything so when I get thrown back in there, I'm not lost and have to catch up on things ... I'm just glad to be back on the field."
Bell's teammates can't wait to have him back on the field, too.
"I know he's been working out hard, he's been involved, he's anxious to get back on the field and we'll welcome him back with open arms," tight end Heath Miller said.
The dual-threat running back, put up 1,361 yards rushing, and 854 yards receiving in his second season. Bell's return adds another boost to the potent Steelers offense.
"I expect us to be out there and put up crazy numbers. I know what type of playmakers we have. I know our guys up front do a heck of a job blocking and I know we've got the best quarterback in the league, the best receiver in the league. It doesn't surprise me at all."