Le'Veon Bell shows his replacement James Conner some love on Twitter

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner displayed a tour de force performance in a 28-21 win against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6. He eclipsed 100 rushing yards and scored twice on the ground. And he’s receiving cheers from a special teammate: Le’Veon Bell.

Bell, who is currently holding out for a larger contract extension, had his eyes on the Steelers-Bengals game. And since his fellow running back was wreaking havoc on a divisional foe, Bell showed James some love on Twitter:

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After the game, Conner felt the love and made sure Bell knew who his role model is:

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Le’Veon Bell hasn’t clarified Steelers return

Even though Conner is performing better than expected this season, Bell’s holdout continues to overshadow that. Bell, 26, declined to sign his $14.5 million franchise tag during the offseason over his desire to be the league’s highest-paid running back. And since the Steelers didn’t sign him to a long-term deal over the offseason, Bell has been a holdout all season.

Bell is rumored to be planning his return for the team’s matchup against the Cleveland Browns on Oct. 28. But there’s one problem: No one from the Steelers has heard from Bell.

Sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Bell came up with a plan to keep his teammates and Steelers officials in the dark by not contacting them. No one in the organization knows when Bell will report. But here’s the good news, Steelers fans: Bell wants to stay in Pittsburgh, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Like this Le’Veon Bell saga, Conner’s early season dominance continues.

James Conner rushed for 111 yards on 19 carries in Pittsburgh’s victory against AFC North rival Cincinnati. (AP)
James Conner rushed for 111 yards on 19 carries in Pittsburgh’s victory against AFC North rival Cincinnati. (AP)

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