Le'Veon Bell RUMORS & NEWS

  • Le’Veon Bell trying to limit lost yardage

    Fanrag Sports "Le’Veon Bell is searching for answers as he dives into why he’s losing more yards on carries this season in comparison to years past. The Pittsburgh Steelers running back is averaging 3.8 yards per carry in 2017, and he hasn’t finished under 4.0 yards per rush since his rookie season. “There..." November 15

  • Steelers' Bell: We didn't run the ball enough against Jags

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Le’Veon Bell is not happy. He says it is because the Steelers lost on Sunday, but he said other things that left little doubt he was not happy with the Steelers’ game plan in their 30-9 upset loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Specifically, he thinks the Steelers abandoned their running game..." October 09

  • After missing camp, Steelers' Le'Veon Bell yet to hit full speed

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "With 107 yards from scrimmage Sunday afternoon in Chicago, Le'Veon Bell would rank third on the NFL all-time list for players after 50 career games. Bell, who has 6,188 scrimmage yards, would surpass Eric Dickerson and trail only another Hall of Fame runner, LaDainian Tomlinson, and Edgerrin..." September 22

  • Le'Veon Bell: 'I'm just executing the game plan and doing what I'm told'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "There were times last season when Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell would not come off the field. He’d play the entire game. He did it against the Bengals late last season and played all but one play in two other games against the Ravens and Giants. If the coaches wanted to give him a breather,..." September 14

  • Four-receiver sets — minus Le'Veon Bell — could be staple for Steelers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "One offensive look the Steelers flashed throughout the season opener in Cleveland featured four wide receivers, a tight end and nobody other than quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the backfield. That Le'Veon Bell was not included was an unexpected surprise for the Pro Bowl running back, who led..." September 14

  • Le’Veon Bell heads to Dairy Queen for work

    Sportsnaut "In case this whole football thing doesn’t work, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has a back-up plan. On his first off day of the season, Bell made good on a promise to work at the fast food chain Dairy Queen. It’s something that Bell himself brought up to fans and fantasy football..." September 13

  • Le'Veon Bell walked away from more than $18M in 2017 alone during holdout

    CBS Sports "While the Steelers and the agent for Le'Veon Bell never formally agreed to terms on a new contract with the deadline to sign the player on the franchise tag approaching this summer, they did draw up a contract all sides hoped the running back would sign, according to league sources. That deal..." September 10

  • Tomlin: Bell in 'great physical condition'

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Le'Veon Bell practiced with the Steelers Monday, ending an absence from the field that stretched through the team’s offseason program and all their work this summer. Bell described himself as “a little winded” after going through the session, but coach Mike Tomlin had a more..." September 05

  • Le'Veon Bell, Stephen A. Smith have back and forth on Twitter

    247 Sports "Le'Veon Bell obviously doesn't like what Stephen A. Smith is saying about him. Bell made that clear on Tuesday morning when responding to things Smith was apparently saying about him, which led to a back and forth between the two. Bell might be pleased to hear that Dan Le Batard, who hosts..." September 05

  • Le'Veon Bell says preseason holdout wasn't about money but this one simple fact

    CBS Sports "After missing every minute of training camp and four preseason games, Le'Veon Bell finally returned to Pittsburgh on Monday to sign his $12.1 million franchise tender and rejoin his teammates. That means that the league's most dynamic running back is playing on a one-year deal. It didn't have..." September 05

  • Le’Veon Bell: No hard feelings toward Steelers after holdout

    Larry Brown Sports "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell did not get what he wanted in contract negotiations with the team, but he says that he’s not going to hold a grudge. Bell said Monday upon returning to camp that he will harbor no hard feelings toward the Steelers, even as he ends up playing out..." September 04

  • Le’Veon Bell Officially Sign Franchise Tender

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Monday that RB Le’Veon Bell has officially signed his franchise tender. The Steelers and Bell were unable to get a long-term extension in place before this year’s deadline to negotiate with franchise players and a few reports have said that he ultimately turned..." September 04

  • Le'Veon Bell ends holdout and rejoins Steelers

    Pittsburgh's Action News 4 "One day after Pittsburgh's final preseason game, Le'Veon Bell has finally rejoined the Steelers. WTAE video showed Bell arriving at the team's South Side headquarters Friday morning. The two-time Pro Bowl running back did not comment as he entered the building. Bell did not show up for..." September 01

  • Le’Veon Bell takes to social media, seemingly demands $17 million annually

    Sportsnaut "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell plans to return to his team on September 1. That’s fine and dandy. But Bell just recently took to social media seemingly demanding $17 million annually from the Steelers. Give Bell’s Snapchat video a listen to hear him mention the number 17. Bell..." August 30

  • Le’Veon Bell’s first three days back with the Steelers will be days off

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has picked an ideal day to return to the team. For him, not for the team. Per Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Bell’s arrival on Friday, September 1 coincides with the first of three days off for the players. They’ll return on Monday, September..." August 28

  • Le'Veon Bell confirms he'll report to Steelers on Sept. 1

    ESPN "Le'Veon Bell is getting game action after all. Bell was under the Friday night lights at his alma mater of Columbus (Ohio) Groveport High School, where he confirmed to the Columbus Dispatch that he's reporting to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 1. Earlier this week, responding to a Twitter..." August 26

  • Ben Roethlisberger has no bitterness toward Le'Veon Bell

    ESPN "Le'Veon Bell hasn't lost favor with his quarterback despite missing nearly a month of preseason work and counting. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Wednesday that he has no bitterness toward Bell, who tweeted Tuesday night that he will return to the team Sept. 1. Bell has..." August 23

  • Bell dares Steelers to rescind tender now, dares them to tag him in 2018

    Pro Football Talk "By choosing one of the latest possible dates to show up and claim his full $12.1 million franchise tender and making it known 10 days early that it’s coming, running back Le'Veon Bell has doubled up on his dares to the Steelers. First, by removing the uncertainty as to when he’ll arrive and..." August 23

  • Le'Veon Bell tweets he'll report to Steelers on Sept. 1

    Sporting News " Now we know exactly when Le'Veon Bell plans on ending his preseason holdout. The Steelers running back skipped training camp while working out in Florida. When a fan asked, via a tweet, when Bell would "show up" to the Steelers facility and end his holdout, he responded by saying Sept. 1." August 23

  • Le'Veon Bell reportedly won't join Steelers until after third preseason game

    CBS Sports "Le'Veon Bell is one of the league's most dynamic players, but he's no good to the Steelers on his couch, where he's been since the team began training camp in late July. The Steelers franchised Bell in the offseason, guaranteeing that he'll make $12.1 million in 2017 if the two sides couldn't come..." August 21

  • Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell expected to miss Week 3 of preseason

    ESPN "Le'Veon Bell is expected to stay away from the Pittsburgh Steelers for Week 3 of the preseason, a source tells ESPN. The source would be surprised, however, if Bell isn't back with the Steelers shortly after that, citing his love for football. Bell can always rearrange his plans, but..." August 20

  • Bell’s agent denies any agreement on terms with Steelers

    Pro Football Talk "According to a report from Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Friday, the Steelers felt they had agreed to terms with Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell‘s agent on a multi-year contract ahead of the July 17 deadline to sign a multi-year deal only to see Bell reject the deal shortly..." August 18

  • Le’Veon Bell rejected July offer after agent agreed to terms

    Bleacher Report "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell reportedly turned down a five-year contract agreement between the organization and his agent shortly before the July 17 deadline to reach long-term extensions with players who received the franchise tag. On Friday, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh..." August 18

  • Bell will return to Steelers before regular season begins

    Sportsnaut "Le’Veon Bell has been holding out of training camp after he and the Pittsburgh Steelers failed to come to a long-term agreement on a contract extension. However, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Bell will return to the Steelers before the regular season. Though, it remains unclear exactly..." August 17

  • Steelers GM growing impatient with Bell's camp holdout

    ESPN "The Pittsburgh Steelers do not know when running back Le'Veon Bell will show up, but they are still counting on him to have a big year, general manager Kevin Colbert said Wednesday. Asked whether the Steelers have considered rescinding Bell's $12.1 million franchise tender, Colbert told ESPN..." August 16

  • Mike Tomlin “not comfortable” with Le’Veon Bell unsigned

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers coach Mike Tomlin wishes Le'Veon Bell would get into camp. Asked if he’s comfortable that the Steelers’ unsigned franchise running back will get a deal done with the team in time to be ready for Week One, Tomlin said he’s not comfortable at all. “I’m not. I’m not comfortable,”..." August 11

  • Steelers GM calls out Le’Veon Bell over holdout

    Sportsnaut "The Pittsburgh Steelers will be making their preseason debut Friday against the New York Giants. The team won’t have stars Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown in uniform. Both Big Ben and Brown will be held out simply because Pittsburgh doesn’t want to risk injury to them. On the..." August 09

  • Mike Tomlin says 'there are consequences' for Le'Veon Bell's absence

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell did not report to training camp Thursday, and there are no signals from his camp about when, or if, he will arrive. Coach Mike Tomlin said there are consequences for Bell for not reporting on time, but the Steelers cannot punish him in any way because he is..." July 28

  • Steelers' Le'Veon Bell doesn't show for start of camp

    ESPN "Running back Le'Veon Bell did not report to Pittsburgh Steelers training camp with the rest of the team Thursday, leaving his status for the start of the 2017 season uncertain. Bell has yet to sign his $12.12 million franchise tender and, as a result, is not subject to fines for his..." July 27

  • Antonio Brown wants Steelers to extend 'special piece' Le'Veon Bell

    ESPN "Antonio Brown is under contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the next five years. He'd like Le'Veon Bell to join him. A few days before training camp, Brown is stressing the importance of Bell, who will play this season on a franchise tag of $12.12 million after Bell and the Steelers..." July 24

  • Steelers' Le'Veon Bell: My value extends past ground game

    ESPN "Le'Veon Bell wants to reset the running back market, without the running back label. Bell believes his worth comes from receiving and rushing, which helps explain why he's playing under the Pittsburgh Steelers' $12.12 million franchise tag in 2017 instead of a long-term deal. "I feel I..." July 20

  • Ike Taylor: “Strong possibility” Le’Veon Bell will hold out

    Pro Football Talk "Former Steelers cornerback and current NFL Network analyst Ike Taylor knows Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell well. And Ike seems to know Bell well enough to know what he is thinking about doing when training camp opens for the Steelers. Appearing Wednesday night on Total Access, Taylor said..." July 20

  • Steelers offered Le’Veon Bell more than $12 million per year

    Larry Brown Sports "Le’Veon Bell was unable to come to an agreement on a long-term contract extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it sounds like the team made him a pretty respectable offer. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that the Steelers offered Bell $42 million over three years, which would be a..." July 18

  • Le'Veon Bell on failed Steelers negotiations: 'I want to be valued'

    ESPN "Le'Veon Bell felt he would be settling if he took the Pittsburgh Steelers' offer during franchise tag negotiations, the All-Pro running back told ESPN on Monday. Bell was hopeful that a deal would be finalized by the 4 p.m. ET deadline but said the two sides weren't particularly close. Bell..." July 18

  • Report: Le’Veon Bell may hold out through start of camp

    Sportsnaut "The Pittsburgh Steelers and running back Le’Veon Bell were not able to come to an agreement on a contract extension prior to Monday’s deadline. This means the two sides cannot negotiate a long-term deal until the 2017 NFL season draws to a conclusion. Though, Bell himself has not yet signed the..." July 17

  • Tag roundup: No long-term deal for Le'Veon Bell

    NFL.com "The NFL's deadline for franchise-tagged players to ink a long-term contract passed at 4 p.m. ET Monday. Le'Veon Bell, Kirk Cousins, and Trumaine Johnson -- the three remaining tagged players who did not sign long-term deals before Monday -- will play under tag for 2017. They won't be able to..." July 17

  • Will Le'Veon Bell get long-term deal?

    NFL.com "The NFL's deadline for franchise-tagged players to ink a long-term contract passes at 4 p.m. ET today. Three of seven players who were tagged this season have yet to come to terms on new contracts: Le'Veon Bell, Kirk Cousins, and Trumaine Johnson. Sides cannot negotiate multi-year pacts after the..." July 17

  • Steelers still desire long-term deal with Le’Veon Bell

    Sportsnaut "While the July 17 deadline to sign him to a long term deal is fast approaching, the Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping to do just that with Le’Veon Bell. Recent reports have indicated that Bell is not likely to sign a long-term deal with the Steelers. But regardless of that, it’s still something..." July 14

  • Le'Veon Bell, Steelers want to get long-term deal done before deadline

    Sporting News "It's understandable that the Steelers might be hesitant to sign Le'Veon Bell to a long-term, high-paying contract. While he may be one of the most productive running backs in the NFL, he's not exactly one of the most reliable. The 25-year-old has played all 16 games in a season just once in his..." July 14

  • Ron Cook: Make Le'Veon Bell the NFL's highest-paid running back

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It’s one thing to make Antonio Brown the NFL’s highest-paid wide receiver by far. It’s something much better to make Le’Veon Bell the league’s highest-paid running back by far. That’s no knock of Brown. It’s just hard to justify paying big money — $68 million over four years in Brown’s case —..." July 11

  • Le’Veon Bell unlikely to sign long-term deal

    Sportsnaut "It has been a long offseason for the Pittsburgh Steelers. They signed wide receiver Antonio Brown to a monster contract extension. Then there was the brief scare centered around Ben Roethlisberger possibly retiring. One of the more interesting stories still looking for a conclusion is the contract..." July 10

  • It's time to pay Le'Veon Bell, but here's why he might not be worth his price tag

    CBS Sports "The Steelers will have one of the league's most dynamic offenses next season. The degree of that dynamism will depend on several factors. Injuries are always a chief concern, and there's a chance that Martavis Bryant, fresh off a year-long suspension, slips up again. Then there's Le'Veon..." July 08

  • Le'Veon Bell reveals release date of '26 Savage' rap album

    Sporting News "Le'Veon Bell is staying busy off the field this offseason. The Steelers running back announced Wednesday his second rap album titled "26 Savage" will be released July 21. The record, which is a follow-up to his 16-track album "Post Interview" that debuted in March, has recently kept Bell in..." July 05

  • While most of the NFL rests, it’s a crucial couple weeks for the Redskins and Steelers

    Washington Post "It is the quietest time on the NFL calendar, with the Fourth of July holiday looming and the opening of training camps still weeks away. Yet these are an extremely important couple of weeks for the Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers. Two weeks remain until the July 17 deadline for..." July 04

  • Le'Veon Bell picks up training amid uncertainty on long-team deal

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is training in Los Angeles and feeling healthy after offseason groin surgery. Is a big contract to follow? The Steelers have until July 17 to work out a long-term deal with Bell, who would otherwise play this season under the franchise tag at $12.1..." June 30

  • Le’Veon Bell, Steelers reportedly motivated to agree on long-term deal

    Larry Brown Sports "Le’Veon Bell is hoping for a long-term contract extension before the July 17 deadline to negotiate with franchise tagged players passes, and the Pittsburgh Steelers would like the same. However, there’s a chance Bell will have to wait at least another season to get his big deal. ESPN’s Adam..." June 27

  • Steelers considering all options with Le'Veon Bell's workload in 2017

    ESPN "Giving Le'Veon Bell the ball was the Pittsburgh Steelers' best offensive option last season. His 157 yards from scrimmage per game were the third-most ever for a running back. But that instant offense required 28 touches per game, resulting in a groin injury that resurfaced in the AFC title..." June 15

  • Mike Tomlin indifferent to Le’Veon Bell’s absence

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "While the Steelers began minicamp with a two-hour workout that started in scorching heat and ended indoors following a rainstorm, running back Le'Veon Bell apparently was in a living room playing video games. Bell posted a Snapchat short Tuesday afternoon about the same time the Steelers were..." June 14