Find out all the news and rumors about Le'Veon Bell.
Le'Veon Bell did not report to the Steelers by the 4 p.m. deadline on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported. Bell is now ineligible to play the remainder of the 2018 season.
The two-time All-Pro running back is in the middle of a contract dispute with the team. Bell has sat out the first nine weeks of the regular season and has not signed his franchise tender for the season. The 26-year-old was set to make $14.5 million this season, but he has lost $855,529 for very week he's missed so far.
Bell is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the season.
The Steelers are 6-2-1 this season after beating the Panthers 52–21 on Thursday.
Here are some of the latest rumors regarding Bell:
• On Sunday, an old tweet of Bell's from 2013 resurfaced that said, "If youu could sit out a year of a sport youu play and your not injured or somethin else is preventing youu to play, then youu don't love it!" Twitter users commented on the irony of the current situation.
• On Thursday, Steelers owner Art Rooney II told Sirius XM Radio that he expected Bell to return, despite not hearing from Bell.
• The Steelers want Bell to return to the club, however, it is no longer expecting him back. Bell would instead wait until free agency before signing a new contract (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)
• Pittsburgh might place the transition tag on Bell. (ESPN, Adam Schefter)