Report: Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Still Hasn’t Spoken to Teammates, Coaches

Pittsburgh Steelers fans recently received big news on the status of running back Le’Veon Bell’s holdout. As ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler first revealed, Bell expects to be back during the Week 7 bye, setting him up for the homestretch of the 2018 NFL season.

While it’s big news and should go a long way towards helping the Steelers in their push for the playoffs, it seems there’s a bit more to the story. While Bell spoke with Fowler and did so at length, the All-Pro running back still hasn’t made contact with Steelers coaches or teammates, as Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette revealed.

It’s not overly surprising, but it’s also not a great sign. With Bell’s holdout going far beyond what most expected, it seems he still hasn’t stated his intentions of a return directly to the team.

Expectations for When Bell Returns

Obviously, fans are still holding out hope to get Bell back during the bye, but after a few in-depth interviews with Fowler, it’s tough to envision him not being back. The running back’s decision to return during the bye week will give him a bit of extra time to prepare for the remainder of the season.

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Source: Heavy Sports