Steelers players not fretting Bell's absence

LeVeon Bell tossing the ball

While the focus for many in recent days - and throughout training camp, really - has been on Le'Veon Bell's situation, the Steelers have had a number of moving parts throughout training camp and the preseason based on injuries.

Or maybe Bell will skip a week to send one last message about his frustration over not being able to sign a long-term deal during the offseason.

Bell did not arrive at the team's facility in time for practice Monday and has yet to sign his one-year franchise tender, leaving his status for Sunday's visit to the Browns in doubt.

"We are disappointed Le'Veon Bell has not signed his franchise tender and rejoined his teammates". Bell is in line to make $14.5 million on the franchise tag.

"Is there anything you won't do, or won't do as much of (in this opener in Cleveland), as you might have done with Bell?"

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So Tomlin declined to get into specifics about how long it might take for Bell to get ready to play after not practicing for eight months.

"I told him, 'You need to prove to everybody that you deserve to be here, '" Roethlisberger said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The ongoing dispute between the running back and the Steelers seemingly has hit a standstill that's resulted in Bell missing time on the practice field. The former Pitt star made significant strides during training camp.

Asked if he's more comfortable with the depth behind Bell than he was heading into the 2017 opener, Tomlin said yes. "His overall readiness, the amount of time we have between his arrival and our next competition, etc".

Despite that holdout, he had 1,946 yards from scrimmage (1,291 on the ground) with 11 touchdowns and earned first-team All-Pro honors. Of course, the Bengals also employ wide receiver and seven-time Pro Bowl selection A.J. Green, who caught 75 passes for 1,078 yards last season.

Until Bell shows up, James Conner gets the first team snaps. With him coming off an impressive preseason and showing flashes in limited work to this point in his young career, they could be worse off.

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