In somewhat unceremonious fashion, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has let everyone know when he will finally report to the Steelers.
Bell hasn't signed his franchise tender and has been holding out through training camp. When a fan asked, via a tweet, when Bell would "show up" to the Steelers facility and end his holdout, he responded by saying September 1.
"This has always been Le'Veon Bell's plan", Rapoport said on Total Access.
The Steelers wrap up their preseason schedule on August 31 and the regular-season opener is September 10 against the Browns. The deadline for teams and franchise players to sign a long-term contract has passed, so when Bell returns and signs his tender he is locked into a one-year, $12.1 million deal for this year.
When Berry returned from his absence and played out the 2016 season, he got paid in the offseason, inking a huge six-year, $78 million deal.