Professor Bell gives himself a 'D'

NOT MAKING THE GRADE: Running back Le'Veon Bell gave himself a passing grade for his 16-carry, 34-yard effort on the ground against the Jets, but just barely.

"I felt like I was a 'D,'" Bell said.

The rookie from Michigan State also caught three passes for 22 yards.

"There are a lot of things I can still work on," Bell said. "When I see myself on film and I feel I can do something better, if I feel like I can get more yards, block a guy a little better, hit a hole a little quicker, a little harder, I take that into consideration and I work on that the next week of practice.

"I know what I'm able to do, and I don't feel like I did everything I was able to do."

BACK IN THE SWING: With Levi Brown on IR and right tackle Marcus Gilbert (quadriceps) limited in practice on Wednesday, Mike Adams got a chance to hone his skills as a potential swing-tackle on game days.

"Yeah, I played some right tackle today, playing some tight end, stuff like that," Adams said. "Just out here working, trying to stay on the winning track."

Adams played right tackle in training camp briefly before being switched to left tackle, where he started the first four games of the season.

Adams was designated inactive for the Jets game, but with Guy Whimper primarily considered a guard in non-emergency situations, Adams is one of three tackles on the Steelers' 53-man roster.

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