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Trey Williams met Le Veon Bell in passing.

Bell was in Steelers team meetings during organized team activities OTAs , Williams said, and the two backs introduced themselves to each other. Just like, yeah, that s Le Veon, Williams said.

The franchise  tagged running back didn t participate in any practices during OTAs or minicamp, but he showed face around the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.

And though Williams has never shared a practice field with Bell, who has skipped all of training camp to date, he considers him a teammate.

On Tuesday night Bell announced that he would return to the Steelers on Friday, Sept. 1. That s a recovery day after a game no practice. The following day consists of 37 players waiting around hotel rooms getting told they ve been cut.

Bell cannot gain any money or years on the one year 12.12 million franchise tag tender he hasn t signed by holding out. There s nothing to hold out for, but he can t be fined.

Other Steelers react to Bell s return announcement

Williams toiled away at camp in Latrobe, practiced and played through a tweaked hamstring, fielded punts, kicks and gotten battered in training camp practices without any offensive preseason game reps as reward as he tries to make the Steelers 53 man roster.

Still, he holds nothing against Bell, who will shorten the team s running back lines whenever he arrives. There s perspective.

 It s more of a day by day kind of thing and Coach [Chuck] Pagano told me this when I was with the Colts You get to to do it, you get to do it. And when you have that mindset waking up, you get to do something you love, you re more thankful, Williams said. And I just wake up thankful to be a Steeler.

Staying one means surviving Bell s return, which was ultimately never going to matter, making sure all that Williams has done, does, and likely making the team as a punt returner on a team that has four other punt returners with near certain spots on the roster.

Williams has family members who met Bell when he came through Houston in the offseason. They know him about as well as the backup running back does. They also like Bell.

 So he s a cool guy LeVeon Bell Jersey, cool dude, Williams said. I look forward to meeting him again.