The Pittsburgh Steelers don't seem to be too broken up by the fact that running back Le'Veon Bell decided to sit out the entire season. In fact, they decided to remove his nameplate from his locker and hold a yard sale with his possessions.
It's possible Bell re-signs with the Steelers next season, but it's highly unlikely, especially with the way James Conner has played this season. Sitting out an entire season and having Conner perform so well has to have cost him more than the $14.5 million he forfeited.
Don't get me wrong, he's a great running back, but plugging in another running back and having them put up similar numbers suggests there might be some credit to be given to the offensive scheme.