Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Says Le'Veon Bell Has Not Told Them When He'll Show Up

Kevin Colbert Joined The Starkey And Mueller Show And Shared The Latest Updates On Le'Veon Bell

Kraig Riley
August 31, 2018 - 4:57 pm
Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell

Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The FAN) - The Steelers have to cut their roster down to 53 on Saturday and General Manager Kevin Colbert joined The Starkey and Mueller Show to discuss all the decisions he'll have to make both about players currently there and the one who has yet to show up.

Speaking about the player yet to show up, Kevin Colbert was asked if Le'Veon Bell is going to show up,. and if so, when?

"You know, that's entirely up to Le'Veon," Kevin told us.  "We know where we're going to be on Monday.  We know we're going to be preparing for the Cleveland Browns.  Hopefully Le'Veon is here and can get in here and prove to us that he's ready to help us beat them.  That's all we can say at this point because it's totally up to him and there's nothing you can do to change it."

There were reports last week saying Le'Veon would join the team on Labor Day, but Le'Veon tweeted out a denial of that.  Kevin Colbert told us he has yet to tell them when he'll report, so we naturally asked if that seems unusual to them.

"That was really the scenario last season and again, there's nothing you can do to a player that's not under contract.  In all honesty, the reality is he isn't here.  If and when he gets here we'll move forward but right now, we're focused on getting ready for Cleveland and, come Monday, that will be with the 53 that we have available to us.  Hopefully he gets in here and hopefully he's ready to go."

Looking at other decisions that have to be made on the offensive side of the ball, after their final preseason game and the performance by quarterback Josh Dobbs, a lot of the talk has been about what the team will do with all four QB's, including possibly trading one of them.  Kevin Colbert took us behind the curtain and shared some of their thought process.

"It would be unusual for a team to keep four," Colbert told us while admitting that it has happened in the past.

So are they talking to other teams about a potential trade?

"We contact everybody at this point."

Click the audio link below to hear more from Kevin Colbert on roster cuts, a guy that has caused a lot of intrigue this preseason, rookie linebacker Matthew Thomas and why the trade for Ryan Switzer was made.

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