James Conner, who has thrived as a starter in place of Bell, rushed for 65 yards and a touchdown on Thursday marking his 10th rushing TD of the season.
The Steelers president said Thursday on Sirius XM Radio that he expects running back Le'Veon Bell to report to the team this week.
The Steelers running back played basketball at an L.A. Fitness club in North Pittsburgh on Tuesday night, a manager with L.A. Fitness confirmed to ESPN. "If we expect to be as good as we expect to be, we have to find ways to win games like this in hostile environments". The Steelers are not expected to use the franchise tag on him again next year, since it would be valued at over $20 million, but could still opt to use the transition tag at a price similar to this year's franchise tag.
Also, by letting the deadline pass without taking any action on the Steelers' franchise tag offer, Bell could be designated by Pittsburgh as a third-year franchise player in 2019. But the story has grown unavoidable since Bell has held out longer than any National Football League player on a franchise tag.
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"We're in uncharted territory here in terms of, this really has never happened before as far as I know", Rooney said.
Bell does not have to report to the Steelers by a certain date to get an accrued season to become eligible for free agency, contrary to what ESPN and others previously reported. "We'll cross those bridges when we get to them at the end of the season".
If Bell does indeed return it would be interesting timing. & that's clearly on them.