Steelers don't expect Bell to report this week

Report: Steelers still haven't heard from Bell

Again, the expectation is that Bell will report to the team sometime between this Monday and Monday, Oct. 22, but no one in the organization has any idea when he'll actually return, according to Schefter.

He rushed for 1,291 yards with nine touchdowns over 15 games in 2017 with the Steelers, his fifth year in Pittsburgh.

From a financial standpoint, it makes sense for Bell to report at some point in the next week or so.

We'll keep pinging you with updates as to where Mr. Bell sits on the happiness-with-his-job scale, but Pittsburgh has something in Conner - and will press on if their so-called lead back decides to continue his sojourn away from the field.

Steelers veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said this past week that Conner has earned a prominent role in Pittsburgh's offense, even after Bell returns.

ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the news.

Conner has performed quite well in Bell's absence as he's now fifth with 403 rushing yards and second with seven rushing touchdowns along with 26 receptions for 257 receiving yards in the first six games played.

Steelers are not expecting RB Le'Veon Bell to return to the team this week, per source.

Bell has been sitting out the entire season, refusing to sign his franchise tender. "I still do want to go out there and win a Super Bowl with the Steelers". Bell was negotiating for a long-term contract worth much more money, but talks fell apart and the talented running back has not reported to practice all season.

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