The Pittsburgh Steelers are not expecting running back Le’Veon Bell to return to the team this week, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Steelers are on their bye this week, and the players are off Thursday through Sunday. Bell could next report Oct. 22.
Steelers are not expecting RB Le’Veon Bell to return to the team this week, per source. The Steelers are on their bye this week, the players are off Thursday through Sunday, so now the Bell watch begins for next Monday, Oct. 22.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 15, 2018
Sources told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler earlier this month that Bell intended to report to the Steelers during the Week 7-8 time frame.
Despite that statement, as of Sunday, Bell still had not been in touch with team officials or players, sources told Schefter.
After Conner’s 135-yard, two-touchdown performance in Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals, Bell took to Twitter.
damn james 💪🏾
— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) October 14, 2018
After its Week 7 bye, Pittsburgh (3-2-1) will next take the field in Week 8 at home against the Cleveland Browns. Who knows what Le’Veon is thinking. He’s already missed out on millions of dollars with this stunt.