The Pittsburgh Steelers put on a clinic against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night Football with a 52-21 rout. And once again, they did it all without star running back Le’Veon Bell.
But that may not be the case for much longer. Yes, James Conner is tearing up the field and exceeding expectations beyond belief, but the understood deadline for Bell to return is Tuesday and, according to reports, the Steelers want him back very badly.
Perhaps Bell got that message.
I think it’s safe to say, it’s time to pass the sticks…???
— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) November 9, 2018
Did Le’Veon whoop somebody in Madden, or is he using a metaphor to indicate his return is imminent? After all, he did leave Miami and was spotted working out in Pittsburgh this week.
It’s just hard to believe he’s actually going to sit out the full year without playing a single down heading into the biggest offseason of his career. Bell is seeking a massive long-term deal and not showcasing his talents the season prior to that will likely hurt this chances.
#Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell is in town. And the team wants him back very badly. We’ll know Tuesday if he’s showing up. pic.twitter.com/lvbevdHYQE
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 8, 2018
But once again, we’ll be sitting here waiting and speculating on Twitter before we see Bell step on the field in Steelers gear.