Le’Veon Bell Expected To Return To Steelers In Week 7

Le'Veon Bell Steelers

"But I've got to take this stand".

His first game would come two days prior to the trade deadline.

Several teams have called the Steelers asking about Bell's availability in a trade. He tallied 1291 yards and nine rushing touchdowns.

Bell was selected for his third Pro Bowl and got his second All-Pro nod in 2017 after leading the National Football League with 321 carries and totaling 1,291 yards and nine touchdowns. "I'll continue to be the "bad guy" for ALL of us". You can't screw around and only get three or four yards, you've got to get chunk plays and get the score back to even. If he does come and gets hurt, then it's 'he shouldn't have came.' Wagner said.

According to Spotrac, if Bell is to return at this point of the season, it would allow him to garner $9.4 million of the original $14.5 million in salary from the franchise tag for the 2018 campaign.

Thomas' injury highlighted the reason Bell has not reported to work and already left more than $3.4 million on the table by not signing his $14.54 million franchise tender - Bell would make $855,000 per game if he signs the franchise tag. That enables him to accrue a season of service.

"Honestly it's a little selfish. If I was him, I'd be pissed off". At the end of the day, they said what they said in the media. I'm not really too upset about it. It was a little disappointing, but I understand their side. But he hopes they can respect his business and plans to talk with players in the locker room upon his arrival. "The 22 years I've been playing football, I've always brought value".

Whether that's true or not is debatable.

The thought process from Bell's camp is to minimize the wear-and-tear on the dual-threat running back before he heads into free agency after the season. The Steelers are reportedly seeking a second-round pick and a good veteran player. The Steelers are on a bye in Week 7.

If any team used the transition tag on Bell next season, the tag number would be 120 percent of this season's salary.

Bell received a $70 million offer from the Steelers this summer that included $17 million guaranteed.

Bell feels he can still finish his career with the Steelers. "I don't think they really want me gone".

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