Steelers’ Bell does not report to camp
(TNS) — Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell did not report to training camp Thursday, and there are no signals from his camp about when, or if, he will arrive.
Coach Mike Tomlin said there are consequences for Bell for not reporting on time, but the Steelers cannot punish him in any way because he is not under contract.
Bell has yet to sign his one-year contract for $12.12 million, the tender for running backs who received the franchise tag. But until he signs the tender, he is under no obligation to report.
Bell, who was recovering from sports hernia surgery this spring, also did not show up for OTAs or minicamp in May and June.
“There is no question we are a group that values the team-building process,” Tomlin said Thursday. “And doing it in this setting, so yes, there is value, and yes, there are consequences for not being here. That’s the reality of it.”