Steelers Could Tag Le'Veon Bell At QB Number In 2019


The Le'Veon Bell saga has taken an odd turn.

According to one report, a new piece of information the star running back learned about his own situation this week has him contemplating not reporting to the Pittsburgh Steelers at all in 2018.

Pictures and videos circulated online late Tuesday of Bell in the club.

But Bell might not receive the warmest welcome if he chooses to reunite with his team this month.

Bell, a member of L.A. Fitness who has spent past offseasons working out there, recently left Miami, where he has trained while away from the Steelers.

But despite Bell's tweet, the Steelers still haven't heard from him and their focus remains the same with the players and coaches in the building as they prepare for Thursday's game vs. Carolina, a source told ESPN.

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What that would mean is that in order to tag him next year as a franchise player, the Steelers would have to commit to paying Bell $25 million in guaranteed money.

If that's the case, no talks appeared to take place Wednesday, with ESPN reporting, "There was no indication ... that Bell had visited the team's facility".

According to Kaboly's source, a franchise tag for Bell this offseason would be considered the third whether the running back reports by the November 13 deadline or not.

But seriously, though. How do you do that upside-down thing on Twitter?

Until the issue is resolved, the Steelers will continue to lean on second-year rusher James Conner, who is enjoying a breakout year in Bell's absence. & that's clearly on them ... I'm not going to apologize for what I believe is right for myself, family and the rest of my peers, period.