Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that people involved in the situation “guess” Bell will end his standoff Saturday:  

Bell is not currently under contract and has no obligation to show up until he signs his franchise tender, which would pay him $14.45 million in 2018. 

If he at the very least reports on Saturday, he’ll be able to collect $825,000. That’s what this is all about, money. 

His head coach Mike Tomlin, is not into speculating. 

He can also show up in week 10 and still get his year salary, so there’s that. A Smart man may just come week 10, still get paid for a full season with with less wear and tear on his body. Let’s see how it plays out.