With the team now able to relax on their bye-week in Week 7 Authentic Cameron Heyward Jersey , they will hope to improve on their 3-2-1 record by beating the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens in Weeks 8 and 9. Something I did last season and Ir17;m going to start again is the Black-and-gold Links article. This is an article where I take stories from quality news sources across the Internet and add them here for your viewing pleasure. I wonr17;t be posting the entire articles, but Ir17;ll link each story and author so that you can read the full article. Today we talk about the fact Ler17;Veon Bell hasnr17;t reported to the team, this despite the latest rumor of a bye week arrival. At this point, entering Week 8, you have to wonder if the Steelers even care if Bell shows up. Sure, he is a tremendous talent and would help the team win, but James Conner has been more than impressive in his time getting the first team reps. Maybe, just maybe, the team is saying, r0;Ler17;Veon who?r1;Letr17;s get to the news:Steelers return to practice, again without Ler17;Veon BellBy: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewAnother week of Pittsburgh Steelers practice began Monday. And once again Authentic James Conner Jersey , Ler17;Veon Bell was not present.There was no sign of Bell at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex as the Steelers returned from a four-day break over their bye week. An ESPN report earlier in the month said Bell planned to sign his franchise player tag during the bye, but Bell did not, and Monday the team began game-week preparations for Sundayr17;s home game against Cleveland.r0;In our locker room, wer17;re not even worried about it,r1; defensive captain Cameron Heyward said. r0;Itr17;s unfair for me to even talk about him. Her17;ll have to answer his questions when he wants to. Wer17;re not talking about him right now. We have the Cleveland Browns. If he joins along the way, so be it. Itr17;s not fair to everybody in this locker room and Ler17;Veon himself to keep talking about him.r1;Itr17;s still possible Bell reports and signs his tender before the Steelers practice Wednesday. Also, the NFL trade deadline is Oct. 30, which would present the next benchmark date he could join the team. The Steelers can ask for a two-week roster exemption for Bell, who must agree to the terms before he signs his franchise-tag tender. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported Sunday that Bellr17;s representatives contacted the Steelers last week to discuss terms of the roster exemption, and the hangup could be a reason he has not reported to the team.Bell must be active for six weeks to accrue a full season of service time.Steelersr17; Alejandro Villanueva talks about life as student-athlete at West PointBy: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewLast weekend, the Army hockey team was in town to play Robert Morris on Neville Island. So my broadcast partner on the games r12; Mike Prisuta of the WDVE morning show r12; and I thought it would be a good idea to talk to Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva.Since Villanueva was a member of the Black Knights football team Womens David DeCastro Jersey , he seemed like a good person to speak with to get a gauge on what it takes to be a student athlete at an institution that has as many physical and education demands as West Point does.
The conversation was entertaining and gave a great r0;behind the curtainr1; look at the challenges of being a student athlete at West Point.Tim Benz: Donr17;t buy Ler17;Veon Bellr17;s apparent concern about Steelers trading himBy: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewAnother potential reporting date. Another day without Ler17;Veon Bell at Pittsburgh Steelers headquarters.Some of Bellr17;s teammates, who were previously agitated about those days ticking off the calendar, appear bemused now.r0;Ir17;m enjoying the ride just like you guys,r1; center Maurkice Pouncey said with a grin. r0;I want to see how it plays out.r1;First it was training camp. Then, Week 1 of the regular season. Then, the Monday of the bye week. Then, the Monday after the bye week.All of those potentially logical days for Ler17;Veon Bell to end his franchise-tag-induced absence from the Steelers have come and gone.Now, perhaps buoyed by consecutive wins over Atlanta and Cincinnati, the anger in the voices of the Steelers offensive linemen has dissipated. Once a group that seemed betrayed when Bell stayed away, it appears to be dismissive of any concerns now.r0;We were disappointed that he wasnr17;t here (before Week 1),r1; guard David DeCastro told me. r0;But Womens Ramon Foster Jersey , after that, you just kind of move on.r1;The most interesting development during this weekendr17;s episode of r0;As The Running Back Turnsr1; was an ESPN report from Adam Schefter.r0;There are some sources around the league who believe that because Bell does not want to be traded, he will wait until after the NFLr17;s Oct. 30 trade deadline to return to work,r1; Schefter wrote.What? Why? That doesnr17;t make any sense. Ir17;m not doubting Schefterr17;s reporting. Ir17;m doubting Bellr17;s logic.Steelersr17; Mike Hilton spends bye weekend tying the knotBy: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewLike many of his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates, cornerback Mike Hilton headed home for the four-day bye weekend break.He probably was the only player, though, who used the time to get married.Hilton returned to Georgia and married his fiancee, Chassidy, on Friday at a small ceremony he said included about 20 to 30 family members and friends.r0;Probably the happiest moment of my life,r1; Hilton said Monday.The engagement lasted only three months, but the couple didnr17;t exactly rush into their nuptials. Hilton said he has known Chassidy for 13 years Authentic Ben Roethlisberger Jersey , since the seventh grade. He estimated they dated for nine years.r0;People think itr17;s kind of fast, but Ir17;ve known her my whole life,r1; he said.Hilton picked the bye week as his wedding date once the Steelers schedule was released in April. The honeymoon, however, wonr17;t be a trip to Baltimore in two weeks when the Steelers play the Ravens. Once again, The Steelers won a ballgame despite falling flat in the fourth quarter. The 33-18 win was a pleasant instance on a tragic weekend in the Steel City. BTSCr17;s Bryan Anthony Davis and Anthony Defeo took a day to recover and asked your opinion of the terrain ahead in the latest edition of Steelers Hangover.Take a look at the rundown for the latest episode of the call-in extravaganza. On this show, the fellas discussed the good, the bad and the ugly, plus the path ahead.Check out the rundown of the show:ReactionsCan the Steelers continue winning despite first quarter lulls?CallsClosing Time/Looking forward to Baltimore and MUCH MORE!If you missed the live show, be sure to check out all episodes on the following platforms:Apple Users: CLICK HERESpotify: CLICK HEREGoogle Play: CLICK HEREIf your17;re old-school and just want the audio, you can listen to it in the player below.