Steelers lose RB Conner, expect Bell to sign

Steelers lose RB Conner, expect Bell to sign

But despite Bell's tweet, the Steelers still haven't heard from him and their focus remains the same with the players and coaches in the building as they prepare for Thursday's game vs. Carolina, a source told ESPN.

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't playing like a team missing Le'Veon Bell. Counting the weeks missed, he has officially lost out on $8.52 million worth of earnings.

The Steelers running back played basketball at an L.A. Fitness club in North Pittsburgh on Tuesday night, a manager with L.A. Fitness confirmed to ESPN.

"I don't know what his plans are, but I would say that at this point we expect him to come back next week", Rooney said. "If we expect to be as good as we expect to be, we have to find ways to win games like this in hostile environments".

The deadline for Bell to sign the franchise tag tender is on November 13.

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If he plays in games this season, the Steelers could try to prove Bell's transition tag should be prorated.

"We're in uncharted territory here in terms of, this really has never happen before as far as I know", Rooney said.

It's been clear for a long time that Le'Veon Bell and the Steelers are not on the same page. "We've just got to a better job, we've got to get on the same page and it's not how we drew it up".

The game got off to a strong start for the Panthers as they scored on the first drive, but it quickly went downhill from there. ". Don't judge me off my decisions because maybe this isn't what you'd do. but most people don't take the time to just simply read between the lines".

Conner, a third-round pick in 2017, has had a breakout season replacing Bell in the Steelers backfield.

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