Le'Veon Bell reports to Steelers

Practice drills at Steelers Training Camp in Latrobe- CP

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell had hinted he would end his holdout and report to the team on September 1.

The Steelers placed the franchise tag on Bell during the offseason which would pay him $12.2 million for the season.

Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network first reported news of Bell's arrival.

Le'Veon Bell is back to work. The two sides went all the way to the July 17 deadline trying to negotiate a long-term contract, but nothing came to fruition and Bell started his holdout as a result. Team brass did not indicate whether or not Bell signed his tender. As he had not signed the tender, the running back wasn't under contract, therefore not subject to fines by the team for missing time.

The prolific rusher is signed only through this season, but the Steelers and the dual-threat back figure to have another round of negotiations after the season.

"The running back market definitely took a hit, and I can't be the guy who continues to let it take a hit", Bell said, per Fowler.

Bell, who averaged 157 yards from scrimmage per game last season, third best for a running back in National Football League history, stayed away for the month of August while not under contract.

Bell tweeted out a little over a week ago that he would be reporting to the Steelers on this very date, and it looks like he kept his promise. That, however, is not the goal for the Steelers back.

On Friday the uber-talented dual-threat returned to an offense poised to put up big numbers in 2017.



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