The Pittsburgh Steelers will have a new starting running back in Week 4 against the Vikings in London. Rookie Le'Veon Bell will get the start for Pittsburgh in his NFL regular season debut, according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Bell had been out of action with a right mid-foot sprain since August and missed two preseason and three regular season games. The rookie said on Thursday that he felt like he was "100 percent" healthy and expected to play on Sunday.
The Steelers currently rank 31st in the league in rushing and are managing just 51.7 yards per game. Their running game, which includes Isaac Redman, Felix Jones and Jonathan Dwyer, is averaging a measly 3.0 yards per carry and has only gained 155 rushing yards through three games. The addition of Bell should be a boost to the underachieving unit.
The Steelers will play the Vikings at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on CBS.