Look back at Le’Veon Bell’s time with the Steelers as he fails to report

Le’Veon Bell’s deadline to report to the Steelers this year has passed.

Unless the Steelers sign him to a long-term contract after the season or tag him again, Bell will go elsewhere next March with another team. The only questions left in this drama is where he will play and for how much, and whether his new contract can make up for the $14.544 million he passed up by not playing from the beginning of 2018.

As his future on the Steelers remains murky, we take a look at the MVP running back’s career so far, beginning with his rookie season in Pittsburgh.

Reporting by Ed Bouchette

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell leaps over the top of Detroit Lions Willie Young in the second quarter for a first down, Nov. 17, 2013, at Heinz Field. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Le’Veon Bell drops the football after picking up first down against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Steelers running backs James Conner and Le’Veon Bell celebrate after Bell’s touchdown against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at Heinz Field. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Le’Veon Bell picks up yards against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Le’Veon Bell works the takeout window as he applies for a job at Dairy Queen, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in New Kensington. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Jacksonville Jaguars Telvin Smith takes down Le’Veon Bell, Oct. 8, 2017, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Le’Veon Bell stretches before afternoon practice, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Le’Veon Bell picks up yards against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half, Oct. 2, 2016, at Heinz Field. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Le’Veon Bell is carted off with Dr. James Bradley, Nov. 1, 2015, at Heinz Field. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Le’Veon Bell stiff arms Kansas City Chiefs Marcus Peters, Oct. 25, 2015, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Le’Veon Bell, center, leaves after his preliminary hearing, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in West View, Pa. Bell and teammate LeGarrette Blount were arrested on charges of marijuana possession and driving under the influence on Aug. 20. (Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette)
Le’Veon Bell leaps over Baltimore Ravens C.J. Mosley, Sept. 11, 2014, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Le’Veon Bell talks to reporters after the first day of OTA’s, May 24, 2016, at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Le’Veon Bell leaps into the end zone as he scores a touchdown in the first half against the Cincinnati Bengals, Dec. 7, 2014, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Le’Veon Bell takes a selfie with fans, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Le’Veon Bell leaps into the end zone for a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth quarter, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Le’Veon Bell’s knee is looked at after a hit by Cincinnati Bengals safety Reggie Nelson knocked the Bell out of the game in the third quarter, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Heinz Field. (Julia Rendleman/Post-Gazette)
Le’Veon Bell cuts upfield against the Arizona Cardinals in the third quarter, Oct. 18, 2015, at Heinz Field. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster celebrates a touchdown scored by Le’Veon Bell in the second half, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, at NRG Stadium in Houston. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Le’Veon Bell hurdles over Tennessee Titans Michael Griffin in the first half, Nov. 17, 2014, at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Le’Veon Bell fights for first down yardage against the Buffalo Bills, Dec. 12, 2016, at New Era Stadium Buffalo, N.Y. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Le’Veon Bell celebrates his touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals, Dec. 7, 2014, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Le’Veon Bell gives a fan the ball after scoring a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth quarter Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)