Rookie running back Le’Veon Bell has been a star early in camp, and he’s done enough to get a shot to play with the starters during Saturday’s game vs the Giants.
Coach Mike Tomlin said on Thursday that Bell will get work with the first-team unit, not to mean he’ll start the game, but will work with the first team.
The starters for the black and gold will go anywhere from 10 to 12 plays, which in normal for the first preseason game.
Bell should get a carry or two with the starting OL – and if he performs, many will pencil him in as the starter for the opener vs the Titans.
“I think he has earned that. But don’t be surprised to see him play after those guys are out of the game as well,” Tomlin said. “He, like a lot of guys, we need to get a lot of exposure to.”
Starting QB Ben Roethlisberger will start the game, but could possibly play one series. Overall, all four QB’s will see playing time.