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Bell plans on practicing

Rookie running back Le'Veon Bell, the team's second-round draft pick, missed Saturday night's preseason opener against the Giants with soreness in his knee, but plans on being back on the practice field Monday afternoon when the team resumes work.

"I will be practicing today," said Bell. "It's just a little sore. I am fine, though."

Bell is competing for the starting running back spot, along with Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer. While he was disappointed he missed the opportunity to play in his first NFL game, he is looking forward to next Monday night's game against the Washington Redskins.

"It was definitely a disappointment," said Bell. "I wanted to play.

"I can't wait until Monday's game. But I am going to just sharpen my sword, get ready for battle and go out here for practice and do what I can."

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