The Steelers are hosting Ben Tate today as ESPN reported, with Le'Veon Bell likely out this week. He is the only RB they're bringing in— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) December 30, 2014
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported Bell as "likely out" this week.
Former Browns and Texans RB Ben Tate visiting Steelers today, per league source. If visit goes well, Steelers expected to sign him.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 30, 2014
The Steelers invited former Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans running back Ben Tate for a visit Tuesday, according the ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Schefter said the Steelers are "expected to sign him."
Bell, who hyperextended his right knee in a Sunday night victory against the Cincinnati Bengals, ran 290 times this season for 1,361 yards and eight scores while catching 83 passes for 854 yards and three scores.
Bell's MRI revealed no ligament damage to the knee, according to ESPN. Dri Archer and Josh Harris are behind Bell on the Steelers' running back depth chart.
In his post-game press conference, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that "structurally [Bell's knee] appears to be fine."
Bell had 16 touches for 107 total yards in a week 2 loss to the Ravens. He had 15 touches for 58 total yards and a receiving touchdown in the Steelers Nov. 2 win against the Ravens.