Steelers are prepared to play with or without Le’Veon Bell

Steelers RB Bell a no-show as opener vs. Browns looms

On Monday, general manager Kevin Colbert released a statement, per NFL.com, that stated that Bell had not signed his franchise tender and joined the team.

Ravens WR Michael Crabtree - Joe Flacco's projected No. 1 target may not turn heads the way Antonio Brown or Green does, but he's been one of the league's most consistent end zone pass-catchers over the course of his career: He's one of two players (Brown is the other) to catch at least eight touchdowns in the last three seasons.

"I spoke to him before camp, but that's it", Roethlisberger said.

"My focus is on this team and who is here", Heyward said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

But the team has been effusive in its praise of Conner, who rushed for 100 yards on 19 carries with 7 catches for 61 yards in the preseason.

Tomlin said he hasn't thought about whether Bell will report Wednesday or about a cutoff day for Bell's Week 1 availability.

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The Steelers open their season this Sunday against the Browns in Cleveland. But until then, let's ride. "Whenever he gets here we'll celebrate with him".

We've seen this type of thing before, a team not wanting to pay a player beyond a given season, and thus using him relentlessly on the field. I just think where we want to get to, the goals we have in mind, that stuff will be under the rug. If he comes on this journey, he comes on this journey.

Although no one seems to know the answer to that question, Maurkice Pouncey does have a theory on how this is all going to play out. "His overall readiness, the amount of time we have between his arrival and our next competition, etc". The vast majority of guys who missed some time throughout the process have worked in some capacity and even participated in the last preseason game.

It's a long offseason and training camp for all teams, but it's been especially long for the Pittsburg Steelers.

"Right now we are singularly focused on the guys that have been here and working and we're building a plan around the variables that we know".

Tomlin also said he is more comfortable about his running back depth than at this point a year ago. "Totally fine, trust me".

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