Absence of Steelers star RB Bell doesn't faze players as camp opens

By: Chase Williams

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LATROBE - Le'Veon Bell did not report to Steelers training camp, but there was still plenty of action between Antonio Brown arriving in a 1931 Rolls Royce and James Harrison in a fire truck.
 
Harrison said he's here to "put the fire out" while Brown says it's all about "winning a Super Bowl."
 
 
Every player was pressed on their feelings about Bell's absence. While they all said they wish he was here, they also all understand it's a business. 
 
 
"He's gotta do what he's gotta do," offensive lineman Ramon Foster said. "We hope it (hold out) doesn't last long."

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With Martavis Bryant returning from suspension, many think the Steelers offense could be the best in the league. 
 
"We just gotta go out their and prove it," Foster said. "We gotta work."
 
 
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert released a statement Thursday afternoon on why Bryant will not be allowed to practice at training camp:
 
"Upon his conditional reinstatement in April, he was made aware it was only the beginning of a process toward a return to being a full contributing member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. We have been informed by the NFL that Martavis is still in the process of being fully reinstated. Until that time, Martavis will be permitted to take part in off-the-field team activities at training camp, but he will not be permitted to practice or play in any games."
The Steelers also announced a new four-year contract for Alejandro Villanueva that will keep him with the club through the 2020 season. 
 
The team will take a fitness test this afternoon and practices will commence Friday morning. 
 
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Steelers enter the dorms

Ramon Foster

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