After months of holding out, Pittsburgh Steelers running back, Le’Veon Bell, has given word as to when he’ll return.
It may not be when the Steelers want him to return, but Le’Veon Bell has finally let Steelers Nation know when he’s heading home. The 25-year-old running back tweeted August 22 that he’ll be back in Pittsburgh following the team’s final preseason game.
The team, players, and fans would certainly like Bell to return earlier. With training camp over and only two preseason games left, the Steelers are hoping to get a feel for their final roster before the regular season.
Bell isn’t budging, though, letting social media know he doesn’t plan to meet with the Steelers prior to the end of the preseason.
Bell has never been a fan of the preseason, and with his franchise tag tender still unsigned, it was clear he wasn’t going to show up any earlier than he needed to. Really, he doesn’t have to play at all, but he and the rest of the team knows that without him, their Super Bowl hopes take a major blow.
As arguably the best running back in the NFL, Pittsburgh is excited to have Bell back whenever he decides to show up. During the offseason, he’s trained in Florida, keeping up with his skills. As long as he can get into a rhythm with his teammates quickly, he shouldn’t miss a beat in 2017.
The Steelers start the regular season on September 10 against the Cleveland Browns. With the preseason ending August 31, Bell will have nine days to create chemistry with his teammates. As a rock to this team, he should be welcomed with open arms.
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