Report: Steelers' Le'Veon Bell not expected to return this week

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are not expecting Le’Veon Bell to return this week, according to a tweet from ESPN's Adam Schefter.

According to a previous report, Bell was expected to return this week.

Second-year running back James Conner has been starting during Bell's absence.

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Bell has been holding out since before training camp, when the team offered him a one-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.