Le'Veon Bell tells his defensive teammates before practice each day to "give me a little something."

Bell, who is being held out of the preseason games as a precaution, wants to get his body acclimated to contact before Week 1.

"Go for the ball, things like that, just so I can get prepared," the running back said.

Bell, 27, said he's on board with coach Adam Gase's decision to keep him out of live action, confident he can get his regular-season prep on the practice field.