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Steelers Place RB Le’Veon Bell On Season-Ending I.R. & Sign RB Isaiah Pead

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Monday that they’ve officially placed RB Le’Veon Bell on season-ending injured reserve and signed former Rams RB Isaiah Pead to a contract.

Reports from last night said that Bell had suffered a “badly torn” MCL that was expected to cost him the remainder of the season, so this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

Jason La Canfora wonders if the Steelers could be in the market for running back help, even after they signed Pead to a contract.

Bell, 23, is in the third 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 $779,600 this season and another $966,900 in 2016.

Bell wound up missing the first two games of the season due to a suspension.

His 2015 season ends with him appearing 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.

Pead, 25, is a former second-round pick of the Rams back in 2012. He was in the final year of his four-year, $4.038 million rookie contract when St. Louis waived him a few weeks back.

This season, Pead has been active for two games and ran for three yards on two carries (1.5 YPC) and lost a fumble. He has also totaled 63 kick return yards.