Are the Steelers sending a message to Le’Veon Bell?

Steelers begin regular-season prep minus Le'Veon Bell

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert wholeheartedly expected Bell to sign a franchise tender and rejoin his 'mates, since he'd broken his pressure tactic under similar circumstances at the beginning of last season. "We'll see. Much like I've told you guys throughout this process, once he gets here, then we'll start quantifying all Le'Veon Bell-related things - his overall readiness, the amount of time we have between his arrival and our next competition".

Despite what Pouncey said, you might not want to completely "count" on that information and that's because he admitted that he was totally guessing on the date and that he hasn't actually talked to Bell about it.

Jones had spent the past five seasons on the roster, including three as Ben Roethlisberger's backup, before being let go Saturday.

"Whenever he gets here, we will celebrate with him", Pouncey said.

Pouncey added: "Last year [Bell] didn't need any [practices] and was best in the league".

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Thiem was also 5-3 ahead in the third set and 4-2 in the fourth before he was reeled in by Nadal, the three-time champion in NY . "I just (kept) going, I'm very sorry for Dominic, he's a close friend on tour, a great guy, and I wish him all the very best".

When asked directly about Bell, guard Ramon Foster pivoted to Conner. It's fine. He showed up a year ago at the same time. "I trust James", he said. Our game plan has to be A-1.

Steelers reaction on Bell ranged from loyal to indifferent. "We've got other things to worry about than other guys' money".

"I plan on him being there".

Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward insisted that the Bell situation won't be a distraction to the team, no matter how it plays out.

"I hadn't thought about it", Tomlin said at his weekly press conference.

Typhoon Jebi whips up monster waves, makes landfall in Japan
The capital, Tokyo , will be far from the centre of the storm but was set for heavy rains and high winds by the end of today. About 350,000 buildings were without power as of 2:15 p.m., according to regional utilities, mostly in Wakayama prefecture.

Last season, Bell reported in time for Week 1 and played the entire season on a $12.2 million franchise tag.

In 2017, Bell did not take part in any off-season activities during his first year on the franchise tag.

Bell has stayed away from the team as a way to avoid injury and exercise his leverage as he seeks a contract extension.

Even if Bell reports on Wednesday and practices immediately, it looks as though James Conner will get the start at halfback Sunday in Cleveland.

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