Whether Bell reports or not, some of his teammates are frustrated with the three-time Pro Bowler.
"I just felt confident that he was gonna come", Pouncey said Wednesday, "But now that he didn't, obviously it's Le'Veon over the Steelers, and we're the Steelers and we're going to play as the Steelers".
After taking his shots at Bell through the media today, offensive guard Ramon Foster took to Twitter to give his true impression of Bell's character.
"He's making seven times what I make and twice as much as Al (Villanueva) is making and we're the guys who do it for him".
However, the Steelers have zero plans to rescind their offer to Bell.
This summer, the Steelers upped their offer considerably and continued to say nice things about their franchise back with the hope they could work something out long term. Why let your agent say this? "They had one of the best players to have ever played this position and they rely on him heavily for the production he can provide, but in doing so, you take away from his future years". It doesn't look like he'll be in the game plan at this point.
It feels now more than ever that this will not end well in Pittsburgh, and there's even the chance that the team moves on from him completely before he reports. If James Conner didn't have cancer, he'd have been a first-round pick. "We'll worry about (Bell) in Week 2". Pouncey had originally told reporters that he expected the 26-year old running back to reunite with his teammates on Wednesday.