Ben Roethlisberger says Steelers have ‘moved on’ from reports of Le’Veon Bell return
In the last few weeks, it had been reported that Pittsburgh Steelers star running back Le’Veon Bell would be back in the mix following the Week 7 bye.
However, Bell has instead continued to remain away from the team that has further left much uncertain as to when he will be back in the fold. It is something that Pro Bowl quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has voiced that the team has moved on from, he said on his weekly hit on 93.7’s “Cook and Joe Show,” per Sean Gentille of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
“It was such a big deal early because we all didn’t know what to expect. We expected him back at the end of training camp or the first game, whatever it was. Then when it didn’t happen you heard a lot of noise and then from there, we’ve all moved on,” Roethlisberger said.
“Obviously [Monday] at practice there was more media there than ever. It’s all just waiting to get a glimpse to see when he’s gonna show up, and for us, we just laugh because [our focus] is on winning a football game, not who’s gonna show up or not.”
At this point, the Steelers have grown tired of the chatter that surrounds Bell’s return as this isn’t the first time that it was being reported that he was going to be back in the fold. There was the assumption that he would end his holdout prior to the season opener against the Cleveland.
There was also the report where he had stated he wants to be back with the team that set out the target date for the Monday after the Week 7 bye. This has come and gone with their now being rumblings that he will return once the trade deadline on Oct. 30 passes later this month.
Ultimately, it is a fluid situation where there is still much up in the air that could see much change on this front in the coming weeks.