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Mike Tomlin refusing to talk about Le’Veon Bell

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers have played three games without Le’Veon Bell, and head coach Mike Tomlin doesn’t want to answer any more questions.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler notes Tomlin, during his Tuesday press conference, said he would not discuss the All-Pro running back.

Out of sight, out of mind, right?

Pittsburgh has opened the 2018 campaign 1-1-1, finally getting in the win column Monday  night with a 30-27 triumph over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Since the season began, there’s been no signal of any progress made between Bell and the front office. The Steelers have reportedly placed him on the trade block and received early interest from the New York Jets.

Each game Bell sits, he loses $855,000 of what he could be earning under the franchise tag. However, the 26-year-old has clearly decided his long-term value is worth more than the $14.5 million tag this year.

But the deeper Pittsburgh gets into the season, the less Tomlin and Co. are publicly paying mind to the superstar back.

If or when Bell does return, the locker room will be awkward.