Le'Veon Bell has until Tuesday, Nov. 13, to report to the Steelers if he wants to play this season, and team owner Art Rooney II is expecting him to meet the deadline.
Rooney appeared on Sirius XM radio Thursday to discuss the running back and his contract issues with the team. Rooney expressed some optimism about the situation, although he made it clear he has not heard from Bell.
"I don't know what his plans are, but I would say that at this point we expect him to come back next week," Rooney said. "We know he's back in Pittsburgh, so we're hoping to have some communications with him over the weekend.