Le’Veon Bell’s days with the Pittsburgh Steelers could be numbered.

The Steelers are “actively shopping” the All-Pro running back on the trade market, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday, citing sources. Rumors of a possible Bell trade have been circulating ever since he began his holdout ahead of Week 1.

Moving Bell certainly wouldn’t be easy for the Steelers, as the 26-year-old has been one of the best running backs in the league during his career. Yet the emergence of James Connor — and Bell’s continued absence from the team — likely has warmed Pittsburgh to the idea of dealing one of its franchise players.

While it’s unclear which teams would want to pursue Bell, some around the NFL have speculated that the New England Patriots could be a good fit.

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