Thursday January 1st, 2015

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell did not participate in practice for the second straight day on Thursday, according to Scott Brown of ESPN.com.

Bell hyperextended his right knee during the fourth quarter of last Sunday's win over the Cincinnati BengalsAn MRI exam this week reportedly showed no ligament damage.

Over 16 games this season, Bell has carried 290 times for a team-high 1,361 yards and eight touchdowns.The Steelers released LeGarrette Blount in November and this week signed former Vikings and Browns running back Ben Tate.

The other running backs on Pittsburgh's roster are rookies Josh Harris and Dri Archer

Pittsburgh will face the Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card round of the playoffs on Saturday.

• FARRAR: Unsung heroes of the NFL's wild-card matchups

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.