Superstar running back Le'Veon Bell is set to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers by Week 7, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported Monday.
second-year running back James Conner has been starting during Bell's absence. He started off with a strong week 1, but has seen his productivity drop in the ensuing games.
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After four games, the Black and Gold only have one win, which against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Steelers tied the Browns and lost to the Ravens and Chiefs.
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Bell has been holding out since before training camp when the team offered him 1-year contract using the franchise tag.
The team used a similar contract on Bell last season, and despite skipping all of training camp he did join the team for Week 1 of the 2017 campaign.
Le'Veon Bell expects to report to the Steelers during the Week 7 bye, a source told @ESPN. Bell definitely plans to play football for the Steelers this season.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) October 1, 2018
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