Pittsburgh Steelers: Le’Veon Bell protecting his future

Steelers begin regular-season prep minus Le'Veon Bell

Steelers begin regular-season prep minus Le'Veon Bell

Bell is set to play on the franchise tag yet again and will be paid $14.5 million for the season - if he signs.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Bell has not reported to Steelers camp as of mid-day on Monday, continuing his holdout that has lasted all of training camp. But during Coach Mike Tomlin's news conference today at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, he answered three questions with one-word answers, and those answers spoke volumes about how the Steelers are viewing their running back situation heading into the 2018 regular season opener in Cleveland. The ongoing dispute between the running back and the Steelers seemingly has hit a standstill that's resulted in Bell missing time on the practice field.

All of this simply hinges on when the 26-year-old will decide to make his return to the team this week as it will dictate his availability for the season opener.

Mike Tomlin doesn't know when Le'Veon Bell is going to show up for work. It's unclear this time around if he'll start the season with the club.

"We are disappointed Bell has not signed his franchise tender and rejoined his team-mates", Colbert said in a statement.




Addressing injuries, Tomlin expects every player on the 53-man roster to be at least a partial participant Wednesday, including tight end Vance McDonald, who has missed more than a month because of a foot injury. "We spent a lot of time talking about the growth and development of James Conner, and appropriately so".

So Tomlin declined to get into specifics about how long it might take for Bell to get ready to play after not practicing for eight months.

Tomlin insists he has too much going on getting ready to chase a third straight AFC North title to keep checking Bell's locker for evidence of his arrival. "It's fine. He showed up past year at the same time".

"When we look at ourselves, the overall health of our team is pretty good". The team had a bonus practice Monday and, unlike past year, Bell was not a part of it. "I'm not talking about on the field".

Recommended News

  • US  charges associate of indicted Russian with lobbying violation

    US charges associate of indicted Russian with lobbying violation

    As part of his lobbying work, he violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act, the US said. Patten was released on his own recognizance Friday without a sentencing date.
    Hey, Alexa: California Just Passed Internet of Things Bills

    Hey, Alexa: California Just Passed Internet of Things Bills

    Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, the law's implementation would "ensure that California protects full access to the internet". The bills intentionally lack specifics about what reasonable security features the devices must have, Sen.

    Yankees officially get Andrew McCutchen for two minor-leaguers

    The Giants officially announced the trade of outfielder Andrew McCutchen to the New York Yankees on Friday morning. NY holds a four-game lead over the Oakland Athletics for the No. 1 wild card in the AL.
  • Persistent Arsenal register first away win under Emery

    Persistent Arsenal register first away win under Emery

    Substituted for Danny Welbeck with minutes to spare, some may wonder if Ozil deserves a starting place in Emery's new system. However, it was Camarasa who put smiles on Cardiff supporters faces on the stroke of half-time with his smashing finish.
    Roxanne Pallett reunited with fiance after quitting Celebrity Big Brother

    Roxanne Pallett reunited with fiance after quitting Celebrity Big Brother

    But Thomas said there was no "malice" in what happened, with some viewers arguing it was merely play-fighting. Roxanne accused Ryan of punching her and asked Big Brother if he could be kicked out of the house.
    Labour MP Condemns Party Where 'Anti-Semitism Is More than Tolerated'

    Labour MP Condemns Party Where 'Anti-Semitism Is More than Tolerated'

    Labour sources have said Field's wish to serve as an Independent MP while remaining a member of the party is "not possible". He said: "I have been through all this before when I have been deselected and I am still the Labour Party candidate".
  • Judge Says FEMA Can End Motel Payments for Hurricane Maria Evacuees

    Judge Says FEMA Can End Motel Payments for Hurricane Maria Evacuees

    Ricardo Rossello adopted the lower number as the official count, Rossello's number could rise, the Washington Post reported today. The same thing happened with the death count and other relief efforts, said Blondet. "We used very rigorous methodology".
    Ron DeSantis says vote for black opponent would 'monkey this up'

    Ron DeSantis says vote for black opponent would 'monkey this up'

    Now, in an exclusive interview, Gillum is calling on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to tell voters what they know. Abrams, Gillum, and Jealous represent the more liberal wing of the Democratic Party, with backing from Sen.
    Prince Harry's schoolboy crush finally notices him

    Prince Harry's schoolboy crush finally notices him

    The photo didn't go unnoticed by many people , one of which was Halle herself who made a decision to tweet the image. Meghan, please tell us this Halle Berry collage remains somewhere in the depths of the royal attic.
  • Carabao Cup 3rd round draw: Who’s playing who

    Carabao Cup 3rd round draw: Who’s playing who

    Last year's winners Manchester City will travel to play Oxford United , while last years runners-up Arsenal will host Brentford . Round three fixtures include the Premier League clubs involved in European competition.
    Luka Modric Commits To Real Madrid?

    Luka Modric Commits To Real Madrid?

    Modric is only the third player other than Ronaldo and Messi to win the award since it was introduced in 2011. Modric and his Real Madrid side face last season's semi-finalists Roma, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen.
    Google Pixel Watch delayed as Google focuses on Wear OS

    Google Pixel Watch delayed as Google focuses on Wear OS

    While it's a touch hard to make out, the image of the phone's face also appears to be sporting two front-facing cameras. According to a report , Google is working on a mid-range Pixel smartphones aimed mainly at India and emerging markets.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.