Le'Veon Bell hasn't talked to Steelers, unlikely to report this week

Le'Veon Bell hasn't talked to Steelers, unlikely to report this week

We first reported late last night Bell was spotted at a Pittsburgh-area LA Fitness playing some pickup hoops with the locals but now ESPN reporter has confirmed the obvious.

The star running back announced he left Miami earlier this week - a sign many took as his eventual return to Pittsburgh. Bell posted a tweet upside down - yes, upside down - to speak out on the situation.

But Bell might not receive the warmest welcome if he chooses to reunite with his team this month.

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.

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But despite Bell's tweet, the Steelers still haven't heard from him and their focus remains the same with the players and coaches in the building as they prepare for Thursday's game vs. Carolina, a source told ESPN.

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. 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.

If Bell is designated on a third-year franchise tag, it would be worth around $25 million, which would be one of the highest contracts in the NFL. Don't judge me off my decision because maybe this isn't what you'd do. Also, if you're really finding the time to figure out what I'm saying, you've proved my point.

Until the issue is resolved, the Steelers will continue to lean on second-year rusher James Conner, who is enjoying a breakout year in Bell's absence.

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