Shawn if that were the case, Bell wouldn't be insisting on another MRI. And those procedures are NOT Cheap in any way. No way the Steelers would have allowed it. So obviously something was told to Bell that requires something, surgery, or whatever where he wants a second opinion on how they can proceed. Matt had to have surgery, and if Ed Buschette is right that it is a slightly less severe version of the same injury, then it stands to reason that the same surgery will be required.
Look, the steelers are grandstanding here. No way does it take any longer then 4 to 5 hors MAX to get two completely different MRI's done, and evaluated. So why they are delaying is beyond me. But we will all have the confirmed reports pretty soon. But this much I know, if it were a injury that just required a little rest with no surgery needed....they would have said that by now.
You think MRI's are free ?
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5.173 FS John Johnson 6'1" 205 Boston College
6.213 TE Michael Roberts 6'4" 270 Toledo
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There have been alot of drafted players that didn't workout with their original teams, and were cut/traded, only to go on to great success and stardom. Normally I would not consider it coming into Camp, but, Dwyer has lost about 25Lbs since last year, and has been doing well both in camp AND in the actual games. No one I think predicted this, which is why Bell was drafted. Maybe I wouldn't do it. But in this league, a RB has very little time to proof themselves. And if Bell's first season is doomed because of Injuries when he hasn't even carried the ball more then 4 times yet, then him ever being good is very likely.