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3-2-1, 1st in AFC North
Bell's teammates react to his continued absence (0:38)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers players haven't heard from Le'Veon Bell, who did not show for work Monday, but center Maurkice Pouncey said "I'm enjoying the ride just like you guys. I want to see how it plays out. It's been pretty cool."

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Steelers' Bell still a no-show ahead of Week 8

Le'Veon Bell did not report to the Pittsburgh Steelers' facilities on Monday despite plans to utilize Weeks 7 and 8 to make his return to the team.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers began the bye week in third place in the AFC North standings. They come out of the bye in first place thanks to losses by the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens. Not a bad off weekend.

Steelers still have not heard from Bell (0:29)
Smith-Schuster loved LeBron's Lakers debut (1:29)
Smith-Schuster high on Steelers' potential (1:05)
Conner: 'Not a clue' when Le'Veon returns (1:30)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Four Steelers made the NFLPA's list of Top 50 jersey sellers for the last quarter - Antonio Brown (No. 9), JuJu Smith-Schuster (No. 34), Ben Roethlisberger (No. 37), Le'Veon Bell (No. 43).

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers throwing the ball deep less often in 2018. Of 261 passing attempts, Ben Roethlisberger is 2-of-13 on passes traveling 31 yards or farther downfield. That's 4.98 percent of the time, down from 7-plus percent the previous two years.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers OC Randy Fichtner: "I don't know if there are any limitations to James (Conner's) game right now."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers rookie safety Terrell Edmunds discusses his elevated role with Morgan Burnett out and becoming a linebacker-type blitzer.

How should Steelers manage Bell-Conner dynamic? (1:10)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

After a one-handed catch, James Conner yells to camera, "I hope you got that!"

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers TE Jesse James on Bell/Conner: "(Conner's) played great. Obviously, with Le'Veon, I don't know what's going to happen. I don't know what kind of shape he's going to be in whenever he gets here, but we'll have two great backs and there's nothing wrong with having two great backs for us. It's only going to help us."

Fowler visualizes Bell-Conner backfield (1:10)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Le'Veon Bell's plan was to utilize period between bye week and the Browns game to start to make his return. If not in Pittsburgh by some time next week, perhaps something has changed in his approach. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports the Steelers do not expect Bell this week.

Team Stats

Passing Yards329.02nd
Rushing Yards88.726th
Points For28.55th
Points Against25.721st

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1(28)Terrell EdmundsSVirginia Tech
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