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Le’Veon Bell’s agent states Steelers wanted to "pay the position, not the player" The news sent shock-waves throughout the NFL on Monday when the Pittsburgh Steelers and Le'Veon Bell failed to come to terms on a new contract agreement - and also opened up a big can of worms. Questions started to swirl around the entire situation - everything from the negotiations to the offer itself.
Kozora: Five Options To Replace Le'Veon Bell In 2019 Le'Veon Bell is still a Steeler for one more season. But knowing it's likely to be his last, it's hard not to think about eventual replacements for him. We are looking pretty far out, and lots can and will change during the season, but here's a list of eligible 2018 free agents Pittsburgh could target.
First call: Steelers offensive line reacts to Le'Veon Bell's failed contract In "First Call" today, the Steelers offensive line reacts to Le'Veon Bell's failure to sign a long term deal, other players besides Bell are preparing for a franchise-tagged season, too, the NFL is doing just fine financially and the Home Run Derby ended in dramatic fashion.
The Steelers and Le'Veon Bell Reach the Beginning of The End The Pittsburgh Steelers and Le'Veon Bell have reached the beginning of the end. As expected, the 4:00 pm July 16th deadline for Steelers to reach a new contract agreement with Le'Veon Bell came and went without a deal. Now Le'Veon Bell is bound by the franchise tag.
Le'Veon Bell's Agent: Steelers 'Wanted To Pay The Position, Not The Player' As most of you likely know by now, I have been advocating for the re-establishment of the running back position as a priority in financial terms for the past few years, whenever the topic has come up.
Tim Benz: Steelers LB Bud Dupree's impact too small for former 1st-rounder It's our sixth installment of "Stairway to Seven." Seven Steelers in seven days who could elevate the team to from what they were a year ago to a potential seventh Super Bowl championship. Not the Killer B's. Not Cam Heyward. Not the standout offensive line.
Tim Benz: Le'Veon Bell's agent provides bad PR, worse advice Many people are content with identifying Le'Veon Bell as the only villain in the saga surrounding his contract. If reports from NFL.com are accurate, the Steelers offered Bell $70 million over 5 years with more than $33 million in guarantees. That offer is beyond generous enough to sign the running back.
Le'Veon Bell reportedly rejected deal worth $70M over 5-years These details often have a mysterious habit of finding their way to an NFL reporter, someone who will happily share the information citing an unnamed league source to cover the individual or organization spilling the beans.
Rapoport: Steelers, Bell Were Not As Close To Deal This Year As Last Year The Pittsburgh Steelers and running back Le'Veon Bell were unable to reach an agreement on a long-term contract yesterday, as the topic du jure. Ian Rapoport reported that the team raised its final offer from five years, $60 million last season to five years, $70 million, averaging $14 million per season.
Ron Cook: It's not surprising but disappointing that Le'Veon Bell and Steelers failed to reach a deal Count Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis among those disappointed that Le’Veon Bell failed to reach a long-term deal with the Steelers before the 4 p.m. deadline…
Ravens' Marshal Yanda Begins Training Camp On PUP List When it comes to injury-tied misfortunes, the Baltimore Ravens are virtually unrivaled in recent years. The 2017 season was no different, with their offensive line suffering in particular. Outside of retirements and departures in free agency, they lost both of their starting guards for the year, as well as a backup.
Antonio Brown says Le'Veon Bell is going to play ' off' NFL reporter Josina Anderson caught up with Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown shortly after the news broke about Le'Veon Bell's failed contract negotiations. Brown expects Bell to show up hungry with something to prove after not getting the contract he wanted.
Report: Former Steelers DT Gabriel Rivera Has Passed Away At 57 Another former Pittsburgh Steelers first-round draft pick has reportedly passed away. According to David Flores of KENS-TV in San Antonio, TX, former Steelers defensive tackle Gabriel Rivera died Monday night at a local hospital at the age of 57 due to complications related to a perforated bowel.
Antonio Brown’s NSFW Response About Le’Veon Bell After Not Signing Long-Term Deal Despite their best efforts, the Pittsburgh Steelers and star running back Le'Veon Bell were unable to come to terms on a long-term deal by the Monday deadline. As a result, Bell's agent says this will most likely be his last season in Pittsburgh.
5 options for the Steelers to replace Le'Veon Bell in the 2019 NFL draft It's looking like 2018 could be the final season in Pittsburgh for running back Le'Veon Bell, as both team and player appear to be oceans apart on a potential long-term extension. If that indeed comes to pass, the Steelers will likely be targeting his replacement early in the 2019 NFL draft.
Why Bell Likely Turned Down The Steelers Reported 5-Year, $70 Million Offer The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to sign running back Le'Veon Bell to a long-term contract extension on Monday and now that some figures related to what he turned down have surfaced, perhaps it's time to dig deeper some into why the deal still probably wasn't rich enough for him to sign.
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Le'Veon Bell, Steelers fail to reach deal on new contract Bell tweeted that he "both sides worked extremely hard" to try and find common ground but ultimately could not. "The NFL is a hard business at times… to the fans that had hope, I'm sorry we let you down but trust me, 2018 will be my best season to date," Bell posted.
Kevin Gorman: Steelers smart not to meet Le'Veon Bell's demands The Steelers have arguably the NFL's best running back and receiver but that became a problem when Le'Veon Bell decided he wants to be paid like Antonio Brown. Actually, Bell wants to be paid like no back before him, believing himself worthy of the salary of a No.
Report: Steelers offered Le'Veon Bell a five-year, $70 million deal It's a tradition unlike any other. First, the deadline passes for doing a long-term deal between the Steelers and running back Le'Veon Bell. Next, the Steelers leak the value of the deal on which Bell passed. Along the way, the Steelers conceal the kind of details that would permit the deal to be properly evaluated.
Antonio Brown Thinks Le'Veon Bell Will Play 'Pissed Off' In 2018 We know Le'Veon Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers failed to reach a long-term deal, making it virtually certain he'll hit the market and play elsewhere in 2019. Now some of his teammates have weighed in, including Antonio Brown. Brown was asked about Bell's situation by ESPN's Josina Anderson, on-hand for one of his offseason workouts today.
Steelers training camp preview: All eyes on Watt-Dupree position swap at outside linebacker The Tribune-Review will examine each position on the Steelers roster as they prepare to report for training camp July 25 at Saint Vincent. Today's installment looks at the seven outside linebackers:. Starters. Bud Dupree: Showing their faith in Dupree, the Steelers exercised his fifth-year contract option in the spring.
Steelers Should Use Preseason To Find Out Just How Fungible Conner, Samuels Really Are Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have failed to sign running back Le'veon Bell to a long-term contract extension prior to Monday afternoon's deadline the large consensus is that 2018 will be his final season with the organization.
Report: Steelers Offered Le'Veon Bell $14M Per Season Over 5 Years The Pittsburgh Steelers and running back Le'Veon Bell had until 4 PM earlier today to reach a long-term contract extension that would prevent him from playing this season under the exclusive franchise tag and setting him up for unrestricted free agency in 2019.
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