The Pittsburgh Steelers
Bell reportedly hasn't been in contact with a single soul within the Steelers
Steelers still haven't heard from Le'Veon Bell this season, despite the star RB's plan to return, per sources. More on Sunday NFL Countdown at 10 am.https://t.co/mGCAbu3K3d— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 14, 2018
According to ESPN, Bell could be back anytime between Monday, Oct. 15th and the following Monday, the 22nd. James Conner has filled in nicely for Bell, logging over 300 yards and five scores to start the season. Last week, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said that he thought Conner earned himself a permanent role in the offense, no matter Bell's return.
Of course, rumors have swirled that Bell has no plans to return to Pittsburgh following the season after this whole contract debacle. The running back is purely returning to preserve his free agency for 2019 and to give potential suitors a look at how he can still perform.
From @NFLGameDay: The #Steelers haven't heard from RB Le'Veon Bell, but showing up during a bye week would mean Pittsburgh wouldn't have to pay him that week. Would be a curious move. pic.twitter.com/b5abFqvbwr— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 14, 2018
We'll have to wait and see if Bell will stay true to his word and return in the coming weeks. If so, his first game of the season would be at home against the Cleveland Browns.
Good luck to them.