LeVeon Bell Will Leave Pittsburgh Steelers

LeVeon Bell will most likely be playing his last season in Pittsburgh. Why? LeVeon Bell contract is nowhere to be had. Last week, the Pittsburgh Steelers and running back Le’Veon Bell were unable to come to an agreement. This was for a new contract before the franchise tag deadline. According to his lawyer, means he will likely be playing his last season with the Steelers.

“His intention was to retire as a Steeler,” Adisa Bakari said in an interview. “But now that there’s no deal, the practical reality is this now likely will be Le’Veon’s last season as a Steeler.”

Bell, who will be playing under the franchise tag for the second consecutive season. Tweeted after Monday’s deadline passed that “2018 will be my best season to date.”

According to Bakari, the plan is for Bell to skip training camp. However, he will be ready for the start of the season.

The Steelers also issued a statement regarding the situation.

LeVeon Bell Contract

LeVeon Bell Contract

“Even though we could not reach a long-term contract agreement with Le’Veon Bell, we are excited he will be with the team in 2018,” Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said in a statement. “We worked very hard to find common ground, but we were unable to accomplish that prior to today’s deadline. Le’Veon will play this season under the exclusive franchise tag designation.”

“After the 2018 season is completed, we again will attempt to work out a long-term contract with Le’Veon in the hope that he will continue his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.” What does this mean for the LeVeon Bell contract?

Even though he won’t be at training camp, Bell’s teammates aren’t too worried.

“I think last year a lot of guys were like, ‘Oh, Le’Veon’s not here,'” wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey said during offseason workouts. “Nobody cares. We’re out here, and we have to get work done. … We’ll see him when we see him. Next man up.”

“You definitely understand because it’s definitely a business. Within your career, it seems long, but it’s only a short period of your life. So the stuff you accomplish, the money you make within this time, you want to find a way to make it expand the rest of your life,” Morgan Burnett said.

August 9, 2018 by : Posted in news No Comments

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