Tweeted ESPN's Adam Schefter: "Le'Veon Bell is not reporting to the Steelers by the 4 pm deadline today and is now ineligible to play the remainder of the 2018 season, source tells ESPN". The flip side is that Bell won't enter free agency with an injury.
A three-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time first-team All-Pro, Bell is the first player to sit out an entire season on the franchise tag since Washington Redskins defensive lineman Sean Gilbert in 1997.
Regardless of what happens next offseason, it has drawn a curtain on the Bell drama that has dragged on in Pittsburgh all season long as speculation has swirled for months about when he would rejoin the Steelers.
The Steelers will move forward with second-year back James Conner as the starter. Although there were reports saying the team expected him to report after its bye week, hope the 26-year-old would show up dwindled, and Bell's teammates grew exhausted of his holdout.
When asked what happens if Bell never returns to the Steelers, coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday afternoon, "So be it".
The Steelers drafted Bell with the 48th overall pick in the 2013 draft, won over by his youth, size and versatility.
The Steelers won't franchise tag him again, because a third tag would cost more than $25 million. Conner suffered a concussion in Thursday's win over the Panthers, but is expected to clear protocol this week. His teammates stressed it was no big deal, confident Bell would show up in time for the regular-season opener. That's a moot point now.
Bell produced almost 2,000 total yards previous year but started slowly, averaging 3.46 yards per carry through the first three weeks of the season.
The makeover relied heavily on Bell, whose patient running style became his trademark while helping Pittsburgh to four straight playoff berths.
"I've told you guys and I've told you guys consistently, a reaction comes from me if and when he walks in the door", Tomlin said. "We know he's back in Pittsburgh, and so we're hoping to have some communications with him over the weekend, and we're kind of expecting he will be back next week".
Ilkay Gundogan finished it off, but the move had taken 42 passes to construct, using every area of the pitch. The match comes four days after United's impressive comeback win against Juventus at the Allainaz Stadium.
Butler told the Timberwolves in September he wanted to be traded, and it took weeks for the team to find a deal it would accept. Philadelphia's Jerryd Bayless , Justin Patton and a 2020 second-round draft pick will also be sent to Minnesota.
That is the verdict of BT Sport pundit and former Liverpool midfielder Steve McManaman. "We need to cool the situation down". The English side's most recent match was a 1-1 draw with Arsenal in Premier League action last weekend.
We are still unbeaten and we haven't played at our highest level yet, because we've been with the coach only two or three months. The Blues - who are now unbeaten - climbed above Liverpool into second place after their 3-1 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.
And, as Klopp was keen to underline in his own press conference, it was Liverpool who had the best chances on Saturday. Virgil van Dijk was unmarked in the box as he controlled the ball from Mohamed Salah 's cross into the box.
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