By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to a tweet by Le’Veon Bell, he could be returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has not played at all this season.
Bell has missed out on over $7 million after refusing to sign his franchise offer. He insists on being payed as a “player” and not just as a running back.
He had to report by Tuesday, November 13th by 4 pm. If he does not report by then, he will forfeit playing the rest of the season.
Without Bell, James Conner has held his own. In fact on Sunday, the second-year back set an NFL record, as he had at least 100 rushing yards and at least 50 receiving yards, along with a touchdown, in four straight games.
He also tied Bell’s record of having over 1,000 all-purpose yards midway through the season. Bell set the franchise record of 2,215 all-purpose yards on 2014.
Bell has not had any contact with the franchise. There was previously a report that he would return during the team’s bye week.
However, that did not happen and he continued his holdout.
He has been a member of the Steelers team for five seasons before electing to hold out for a new contract. Bell could have made $14.5 million if he had signed his franchise offer prior to the season.
Now, if he returns, he will receive around $5 million.
He started all 62 games in his career in the ‘Burg. Bell has had 1,229 carries for 5,336 yards and 35 touchdowns.
He also had 85 receptions for 655 yards and an additional two touchdowns.
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