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Le’Veon Bell Opens Up About Contract Holdout With Bizarre Tweets

Le’Veon Bell Opens Up About Contract Holdout With Bizarre Tweets”

After learning more about what his status would be for next season under the NFL's CBA, there's now a "real possibility" Le'Veon Bell won't report to the Pittsburgh Steeler by the franchise tag deadline of November 13. Bell remains absent from the team, though it was believed he would join the team following its upcoming game against Carolina.

Bell must report to the team by Tuesday - Week 11, before the Steelers' matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars (Sunday, Nov. 18) - or he forfeits the season. As Kaboly noted, the Steelers are most likely not going to tag him at such an enormous number, which would virtually make him a free agent.

Pittsburgh is 5-2-1 on the season and sit first in the AFC North, while Bell's replacement, James Conner, sits second in the National Football League in rushing yards.

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

The Steelers running back, idle all season after refusing to sign his $14.5 million franchise-tag tender, posted two tweets - both in upside down text - on Wednesday in which he defended his holdout and refused to apologize to teammates or fans. & that's clearly on them ... 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.

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".

If Bell fails to report, the transition tag would be around $14.5 million, or 120 percent of his $12.1 million franchise tag from 2017, since that's the a year ago he played.



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