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‘So Be It’: Le’Veon Bell Will Not Play For The Steelers In 2018

Steelers GM Colbert confirms Bell was a no-show

November 13, 2018 - 4:14 pm

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - The Le’Veon Bell drama that started all the way back in March when the Steelers once again put the Franchise Tag on him is finally over (maybe).

The deadline has come and gone and Le’Veon Bell did not report to the Steelers, meaning he will not play at all in the 2018 season.

Bell had until 4 p.m. Tuesday to sign his franchise tag but he has chosen not to.

Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert said on Twitter: “I want to confirm Le’Ven Bell did not sign his Franchise Tender today and, as a result, he will not be eligible to play football during the 2018 season.”

During his weekly press conference Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin said if Bell didn’t report, “So be it”.

During his weekly show on The Fan, Ben Roethlisberger said he would’ve welcomed Bell back but only if he was willing to commit to the team.  

With the decision Bell turns down $14.5 million this year and hopes he can get much more guaranteed money on the market next year.

Now the questions for the Steelers will be do they let him go completely, slap the franchise tag on him again (highly unlikely) or will they put a transition tag on him? Honestly, not many people know what could come next.

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