Le’Veon Bell is apparently in Pittsburgh, but he’s still not talking to the Steelers.
According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network, the Steelers are aware that Bell is in Pittsburgh, and had expected him to contact them about a physical. As of Wednesday afternoon, however, that still hasn’t happened.
#Steelers brass knows Le’Veon Bell is in town and fully expected him to call in today about his physical. A member of the organization tells me that as of this afternoon’s walkthrough, he still hadn’t.
Seems to make sense he’d start the clock on that two-week exemption now.
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) November 7, 2018
It certainly goes with the thinking that Bell may not report at all in 2018. While the contract situation is slightly complicated, Bell has some leverage, and playing this year isn’t really a requirement for him to get what he wants. He may well just stay away, even if he’s in Pittsburgh.