The Pittsburgh Steelers could use Le'Veon Bell as a receiver in two-back sets against the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday.

Bell, one of the most productive receiving backs in the NFL, is returning from a three-game suspension.

"In a way, yes," Ben Roethlisberger said when asked if Bell could play in the slot. "Listen, we're not going to put him at wide receiver and use DeAngelo [Williams] at running back, but we will, I think, have them both on the field and move them out of the backfield.

"We're not going to take RB off the front of (Bell's) name and put WR, but I definitely think he is one of our best receivers."

The Steelers have struggled to make plays with Martavis Bryant suspended for the year, Markus Wheaton struggling with drops and Ladarius Green sidelined indefinitely.

Bell has caught 152 passes in 35 career games.