Steelers Sign Le'Veon Bell
By Nate Woelfel
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed second-round draft pick Le’Veon Bell to a four-year deal the team said on Monday afternoon via its website.
Bell, the highly touted running back out of Michigan State, led the Big Ten in rushing a season ago, racking up 1,743 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. His performance in the 2012 campaign made him a consensus All-Conference selection.
With the signing of Bell, the 48th overall pick, the Steelers have now inked six of their nine draft picks to contracts. First round pick, linebacker, Jarvis Jones; fourth-rounder, quarterback Landry Jones; and seventh-round selection, defensive end, Nicholas Williams all remain unsigned.
Bell is set to compete with a host of candidates for the starting running back position in Pittsburgh. Among them are Jonathan Dwyer, who rushed for 623 yards and two touchdowns last season and Isaac Redman, who compiled 410 rushing yards and two touchdowns a year ago.
The Steelers' depth chart currently lists Dwyer as the starter.
Terms of the contract have not been disclosed.