Despite coach Mike Tomlin’s assertion that nothing has changed in regards to LeVeon Bell’s status with the Pittsburgh Steelers, one thing was noticeably different Tuesday.
Bell no longer was listed on the team’s official depth chart.
After being listed as a starter in advance of the season opener in Cleveland, Bell was nowhere to be found on the depth chart released Tuesday. James Conner, who totaled 192 scrimmage yards in the 21-21 tie against the Browns, was listed as the starter.
At his weekly press conference Tuesday, Tomlin said he has not contacted Bell and has received no clarity on when he might report. Bell remains absent and will forfeit $855,000 in salary for each week he misses while declining to sign his $14.544 million franchise-tag tender.