Last week, it was reported that Le’Veon Bell would end his holdout and return to the Pittsburgh Steelers during their Week 7 BYE week in advance of a Week 8 matchup against the Cleveland Browns.
However, during Bell’s extended holdout, the Steelers have begun to look into trade options for their star running back, but Bell isn’t a fan of the idea and probably won’t accept a trade:
From @NFLGameDay: #Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell’s focus is on playing in Pittsburgh and putting up numbers, I’m told. He’s not inclined to accept a trade at this point. That makes it even more difficult. pic.twitter.com/KIZY7vT7n2
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 7, 2018
Steelers are probably more inclined to trade Bell with the emergence of second-year running back James Connor, who is coming off a game where he had 110 yards on 21 carries to go along with two touchdowns in the Steelers 41-17 victory over the Falcons.