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Steelers injured running back Bell won't be in uniform for Pro Bowl

| Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, 6:45 p.m.
Christopher Horner | Trib Total Media
Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell spins away from the Bengals' George Iloka during the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Heinz Field.

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell will not play in Sunday's Pro Bowl.

Bell, who led the AFC with 2,215 yards from scrimmage, suffered a hyperextended right knee during the regular-season finale Dec. 28 and did not play in the Steelers' playoff loss to Baltimore six days later.

He was replaced on the Pro Bowl roster by Denver's C.J. Anderson, the Broncos announced.

Two weeks ago, Bell said he anticipated playing in the Pro Bowl and even suggested he would have played had the Steelers advanced to the divisional playoff round.

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