Friday, 16 November, 2018

Steelers losing patience with Bell as All-Pro RB stays out

Le'Veon Bell Le'Veon Bell
Chelsea Rogers | 06 September, 2018, 23:43

Le'Veon Bell continues to hold out from the Steelers, and the star running back's availability for Sunday's game at FirstEnergy Stadium is in real doubt.

Fantasy football owners are furious over Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell's failure to report as the team prepares for Week 1, and now Bell's own teammates are taking shots at him just days from the regular-season opener.

"What do you do?"

OG Ramon Foster did not hold back a bit, saying, via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette: "What do you do?"

"I just felt confident that he was gonna come", center Maurkice Pouncey said Wednesday. "He's making seven times what I make and twice as much as (left tackle) Al (Villanueva) is making and we're the guys who do it for him".

However, the Steelers have zero plans to rescind their offer to Bell. Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has made it no secret that he wants to face, and sack, Roethlisberger, after not getting the opportunity to play against him a year ago.

Bell's agent, Adisa Bakari, told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday morning that Bell will "get there when he's there". But at least let us know [you weren't coming].

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And while Bell's agent took to the airwaves to vaguely explain Bell's reasoning for staying away, the men Bell has played alongside for the past five years are starting to run out of patience. I'd like to say the linemen are more important than any skill position player, including myself, on this team. Here's why it makes sense for Bell to do something similar.

On Monday, Pouncey told ESPN that Bell would show up to work on Wednesday, and to "count on it". We are in win now mode in spite of Big Ben's desire to play beyond this current year.

If Bell wants to miss games, I don't blame him but this should have been communicated to coaches and all of the front office.

It feels now more than ever that this will not end well in Pittsburgh, and there's even the chance that the team moves on from him completely before he reports.

Bell has not signed a $14.5 million tender as the team's designated franchise player, and it's unclear when he plans to return to the team. Pittsburgh placed the franchise tag on Bell each time.

If he signs his franchise tender before then, he'll be free in 2019 (unless the Steelers sign him to a long-term deal after the season or apply the franchise tag for a third time, which becomes the quarterback tender by rule).

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