Ian Rapoport reports that the Steelers have officially activated RB Le’Veon Bell from the Reserve/Suspended by Commissioner list on Thursday.
This is just a procedural move, but it clears the way for him to return to game-action this weekend.
Bell was facing a four-game suspension for missing multiple drug tests when the NFL agreed to reduce his ban by one game.
Last year, Bell was suspended for the first three games of last season, but this was later reduced down to two games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy after he was arrested for marijuana possession and DUI in the summer of 2014.
Bell, 24, is entering the final year of his four-year, $4,120,600 rookie contract that included a $1,376,800 signing bonus. He’ll make a base salary of $966,900 in 2016.
Bell wound up missing the first two games of the season due to a suspension before later sustained a season-ending injury.
In 2015, Bell appeared in six games and running for 556 yards on 113 carries (4.9 YPC) to go along with 24 receptions for 136 yards receiving and three total touchdowns.