LeVeon Bell wasn’t present at the Steelers’ facility Wednesday for a team meeting, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
As the #Steelers get ready to begin meetings for another Wednesday of a work week, RB Le’Veon Bell is not present. He wasn’t going to show up before the trade deadline, ensuring he’d remain on the team… but he didn’t show up after, either. Still James Conner’s show.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 31, 2018
Bell’s continued absence from the team for its first practice of Week 9 ensures that he’ll remain unavailable for Sunday’s game against the Ravens, clearing the way for James Conner to once again lead the Steelers’ backfield.
Yesterday some guy’s dad ran into Bell at Target, and he told him 100% he was on his way to report to the Steelers.
Of course some people were skeptical.
And what makes you think he wouldn’t lie to your dad when he’s been lying to everyone all season about when he’s gonna show up #NOSHOW
— Steve Tomlinson (@Stizzy_B_Show) October 30, 2018
So that’s that.
It now looks increasingly likely that Bell’s holdout will extend until Week 11, the latest date he could sign his franchise tender and still retain eligibility for unrestricted free agency in 2019.
Whatever Bell’s purpose of this whole holdout has completely been lost. Especially when your backup puts up big numbers.
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