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PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 29: Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers watches the pre game action before the game against the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field on August 29, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus)
Mike Tomlin is running out of patience. Even worse, his team is running out of running backs. The Pittsburgh Steelers muddled through another listless preseason performance on Monday night, losing to the Washington Redskins 24-13 that did little to allay the coach's concerns with three weeks to go before the games start to count. ''We need to get better in a hurry,'' Tomlin said. And get healthy too. Rookie running back Le'Veon Bell's professional debut lasted all of four carries before he left with a sprained right foot. Fullback Will Johnson followed him to the sideline with a rib injury while Baron Batch sustained a stinger after taking a particularly vicious hit. The trio joined Isaac Redman, who sat out as a precaution after suffering a stinger in practice, on an increasingly crowded training table. While Tomlin expects Johnson, Batch and Redman to return soon, Bell's status won't be determined until later. The second-round draft pick was scheduled to undergo an MRI on th...
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