Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell plans to report during Week 7 bye

Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell plans to report during Week 7 bye

If Bell joined the team, it would cost the Steelers $11.3 million if they chose to use their transition tag, which is less that the franchise tag they used this year.

"It sucks having to sit out football", Bell said by telephone from South Florida on Monday.

The Steelers are now 1-2-1 on the year, losing to division rival Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football.

The 49ers reportedly did just that, making what CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora termed "an exploratory call" to the Steelers on the disgruntled running back.

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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. I'm dong it for guys behind me or guys who don't understand what's going on in the business of football. Seattle balked at trade offers that didn't include a second-round pick for the talented safety, and now no one will get compensation of any kind for an injured player. "If a team wanted to, they could definitely do what they needed to do to make me happy and satisfied". "He should be 100% by the Super Bowl... and free agency", Ian Rapoport tweeted.

Though some teams have inquired about Bell, trade talks haven't advanced to a serious stage, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. "At the end of the day, they said what they said in the media". "I don't think they really want me gone".

Without Bell, the Steelers are ranked No. 28 in rushing offense.

Second-year running back James Conner has struggled to produce since his standout Week 1 outing where he had 195 total scrimmage yards as he has matched that exact total yardage in the last three games.

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