Broncos fullback Kyle Johnson was also inactive for the game.
Bell was listed as probable late in the week despite having two
sprained big toes. He was replaced in the starting lineup by
Mike Bell, who ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries in a
34-31 loss to Indianapolis last week.
Johnson (sprained ankle) was replaced by Cecil Sapp.
Also deactivated by the Broncos was wide receiver
cut by the Steelers earlier this year.
Held out by the Steelers was guard Chris Kemoeatu, who had
started the previous two games for Kendall Simmons. Simmons did not
play last week in a 20-13 loss to Oakland despite being healthy,
but returned to the lineup against Denver.