UPDATE (2/5): Bell was limited with his knee injury until Friday, when he was able to get in a full practice. He has now been taken off the injury report for the Super Bowl and should be a full go, but likely behind Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams.
UPDATE (2/3): Bell was limited in practice on Wednesday, along with Sammy Watkins and Clyde Edwards Helaire, per the injury report. All three appear to be on track to play against the Bucs in the Super Bowl.
UPDATE (1/29): Each Super Bowl team releases a “final” injury report for the bye week in which they provide a status as if the game was happening in two days on Sunday, January 31. Bell is listed as questionable based on that report and did not practice on Friday. The Chiefs return to practice next week after they arrive in Tampa.
UPDATE (1/28): Bell was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, per FOX4KC’s Harold Kuntz. He was unable to go in the AFC Championship with a knee injury, but he is still expected to be ready for the Super Bowl.
The Kansas City Chiefs will get running back Le’Veon Bell back for the Super Bowl, per ESPN’s Dianna Russini. Bell has had a few worthwhile moments since signing being waived by the Jets and picked up by the Chiefs mid-season, but for the most part his play has been pedestrian.
Darrel Williams has been playing ahead of Bell and performed well enough to stay ahead of him when he returns from his knee injury. Bell should be active for the Super Bowl as the RB3 on the team, but won’t be in line for much of a workload. The main question for the Kansas City running back is if rookie and usual starter Clyde Edwards-Helaire will be able to take the lead role back from Williams when they face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl. With the extra two-weeks rest, we should see more of Edwards-Helaire, but nothing is carved in stone.