Per NFL rules, Bell must report to the Steelers by Tuesday or forfeit the whole season, as well as be subject to another franchise tag in 2019. Bell remains absent from the team, though it was believed he would join the team following its upcoming game against Carolina.
Bell, 26, hasn't played in a single game this season after he was hit with the franchise tag for the second year in a row.
The two-time All-Pro running back was set to make $14.5 million this season, but his decision to sit out the first nine weeks of the regular season have chipped away at how much he could actually make if he were to report to the team this season. 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.
That number is high enough that the team would likely either release Bell into free agency or place the transition tag on him.
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If you want the latest on Le'Veon Bell, just jump on his Twitter page - and stand on your head.
Bell is presumably referring to the people who believe that his decision to sit out more than half the season was a terrible idea. & that's clearly on them ...
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 previous year he played. "Also if you're really finding the time to figure out what I'm saying, you've proved my point".
Apparently Bell was previously unaware that he could not report in 2018 and still have the franchise tag count as his second tag out of three.
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