He rushed for 1,291 yards with nine touchdowns over 15 games in 2017 with the Steelers, his fifth year in Pittsburgh.
Instead, it was much of the same as it has been - an empty locker and Steelers players confirming that Bell was nowhere in the facility.
Le'Veon Bell is expected to report to the Pittsburgh Steelers at some point during the Week 7 bye so he can play against the Cleveland Browns on October 28, but he has apparently not informed the team of his intentions.
Bell could instead report October 22.
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Some have even turned out worse than the Kmart debt that Lampert eventually converted into post-bankruptcy control of the company. The company said it intends to stay in business through stores that are profitable and its online shopping sites, reported CNN .
Bell could report during that time, and be paid for this week as well, but the Steelers remain in wait-and-see mode.
Now, it seems that Bell won't be back in Pittsburgh until after the bye.
Despite that statement, as of Sunday, Bell had still not been in touch with team officials or players, sources told Schefter.
Multiple reports say the Steelers aren't expecting him back until next Monday, at the earliest. According to ESPN's Field Yates, he is losing out on over $800,000. It is well-known the 26-year-old star wants a lucrative contract in free agency this off-season, and the Steelers seem unlikely to give it to him. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora also reported Sunday the Steelers still are considering trading the 26-year-old running back if he signs his $14.5 million franchise tag before the October 30 trade deadline.