Le'Veon Bell RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Le’Veon Bell and Aaron Donald could skip minicamps

    Pro Football Talk "Odell Beckham has shown up, but two other stars looking for new contracts could be skipping minicamps this week. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell and Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald aren’t considered locks to show up their respective teams’..." June 12

  • When will Le’Veon Bell show up for the Steelers?

    Pro Football Talk "With exclusive-rights free agent (i.e., not a free agent at all) Alejandro Villanueva unsigned but nevertheless showing up for offseason workouts, exclusively-tagged running back Le’Veon Bell hasn’t. The question becomes when will he? Under the rules of the labor agreement, Bell can stay away..." June 04

  • Instagram Model Karen Vi Did Not Appreciate Le'Veon Bell Sliding Into Her DMs

    The Big Lead "Karen Vi is an Instagram model of some note based on her million-plus followers. Le'Veon Bell is an NFL running back of note based on his two Pro Bowl selections. The latter tried to slide into the former’s direct messages and the attempt was thwarted before it reached the line of..." June 03

  • Don't expect to see Melvin Ingram, Le'Veon Bell on field soon

    NFL.com "While all 32 NFL teams have returned to the practice field, some of them are a little short-handed. There are injured players, players staying off the field as they fight for new contracts and star players who received the franchise tag. Chargers pass-rusher Melvin Ingram and Steelers running..." June 01

  • Steelers' Bell donates $750K to install turf at his old high school

    Arizona Sports "Future NFL players that come out of Groveport Madison High School in Ohio will have current Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell to thank for the support. Bell will have contributed to what’s under those players’ feet, after all. The alum donated $750,000 for his high school..." May 25

  • Roethlisberger laments Le’Veon Bell’s absence from OTAs

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell currently doesn’t have a contract. Which means that he can’t, absent a rarely-used (by veteran players) letter of protection, participate in offseason workouts. That hasn’t stopped quarterback Ben Roethlisberger from publicly lamenting Bell’s absence. “I’m..." May 24

  • Le’Veon Bell Says His Songs Are Better Than Any Other Athlete's

    Complex "Eric Dickerson knows a thing or two when it comes to football. The Hall of Famer recently called Le’Veon Bell the best running back in the NFL, and although many Dallas Cowboys fans may disagree, it’s pretty hard to argue with the famous No. 29. Bell is one of the only “complete” running backs in..." April 25

  • Le’Veon Bell confirms contract talk was an April Fool’s Day joke

    Pro Football Talk "On April 1, Pittsburgh running back Le’Veon Bell was threatening to sit out the season if the Steelers don’t give him the long-term contract he’s looking for. On April 2, he’s not. After tweeting multiple times on April Fool’s Day that he was serious about sitting out the season if that’s what..." April 02

  • Le’Veon Bell’s latest April Fool’s Day gag: Threatening to sit out the season

    Pro Football Talk "On April 1 of 2016, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell announced his retirement. On April 1 of 2017, Bell offered up a slightly more plausible April Fool’s Day gag. He declared that he’ll sit out the season in lieu of signing the franchise tag. And, unlike most, he literally used the term..." April 01

  • Le’Veon Bell long-term contract will be addressed after draft

    Sportsnaut "The Pittsburgh Steelers would love to get running back Le’Veon Bell signed to a long-term deal, but it’s not going to be addressed until after the 2017 NFL Draft. General manager Kevin Colbert addressed the media Sunday and said draft preparation is “more urgent business,” per Joe Rutter of the..." March 26

  • Steelers GM wants Bell '100 percent' healthy, not setting timetable for return

    Bleacher Report "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell had core muscle surgery on March 13, but the team doesn't appear motivated to rush him back. On Sunday, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said Bell is without a timetable for return as he continues the rehabilitation process. "Our goal is..." March 26

  • Wisconsin school officials don’t want Le’Veon Bell at their prom

    Post-Crescent "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, who agreed to attend a Waukesha fan's prom as part of a Twitter bet, will be on hand for its opening ceremonies, the fan and her family said Thursday. But he's barred from the dance itself, according to district policy, because he is too old and..." March 17

  • Le'Veon Bell agrees to take girl to prom after losing Twitter bet

    Land of 10 "Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell is obviously no longer in high school. But it seems he may be going back for at least one night. The former Michigan State star agreed to a Twitter bet and lost — even after raising the stakes. A fan tweeted at Bell on Saturday, asking if he would go to prom..." March 13

  • Le'Veon Bell undergoes surgery for core muscle injury

    NFL.com "Le'Veon Bell underwent surgery after all. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Pittsburgh Steelers' running back had surgery Monday to fix a core muscle injury, according to a source informed of the procedure. The normal timeline for recovery is approximately six weeks. Bell posted..." March 13

  • Le’Veon Bell continues to admit to hidden injury

    Pro Football Talk "Eight years ago, the NFL didn’t really want to fine the Jets for hiding quarterback Brett Favre’s arm injury down the stretch of the 2008 campaign. As one source with knowledge of the dynamics explained it to PFT at the time, the NFL had to take action because Favre kept talking about it. Fast..." March 05

  • Le’Veon Bell claims Steelers would have beaten Patriots if he were healthy

    NFL.com "Le'Veon Bell just received the exclusive franchise tag and is in negotiations for a mega long-term deal to stay with the Pittsburgh Steelers. So why is the tailback living in the past? On Friday, Bell took to ESPN's First Take of all places to rehash Pittsburgh's disappointing defeat to the..." March 04

  • Le'Veon Bell 'I'm Optimistic About Long-Term Deal with Steelers'

    TMZ "Le'Veon Bell says he is working with the Steelers on a long-term deal ... and tells TMZ Sports he's confident something the two sides can work something out before the deadline. Bell appeared on the "TMZ Sports" TV show on FS1 this week and admitted he has mixed feelings about being hit with..." March 03

  • Report: Steelers In “Heavy” Negotiations With Le’Veon Bell

    Steelers Depot "Bit of surprising and interesting news around Le’Veon Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers this evening. NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala just tweeted out the team and Bell’s agents are heavy into a long-term deal. It’s interesting timing to hear this. Kevin Colbert recently told Bob Labriola and..." March 02

  • Steelers place franchise tag on Pro Bowl RB Le’Veon Bell

    Fox Sports "The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t letting Pro Bowl running back Le’Veon Bell hit the free-agent market. The Steelers placed the franchise tag on the 25-year-old on Monday, according to multiple reports. Bell had another spectacular season that was cut short by injury in 2016. He ran for 1,268..." February 27

  • Will the Steelers use the transition tag on Le’Veon Bell?

    Pro Football Talk "Although the question of whether the Vikings cut running back Adrian Peterson won’t affect the amount of the franchise tag applicable to Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, there’s another development that will: Not using the franchise tag at all. The Steelers could opt to use the transition..." February 25

  • What will the NFL do about Le’Veon Bell’s undisclosed groin injury?

    Pro Football Talk "One week after the Seahawks admitted that they hid cornerback Richard Sherman’s knee injury, the Steelers admitted that they hid running back Le’Veon Bell’s groin injury. With the NFL inexplicably choosing to give the Seahawks a pass as to Sherman nearly a week ago, the question becomes what the..." February 19

  • Why receiving the franchise tag might be a blessing for Le'Veon Bell

    CBS Sports "An NFL player coming off a successful season when his contract expires is in an enviable position. It typically paves the way for a massive payday. Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh took advantage of the Lions’ inability to franchise him because of the exorbitant cost to get what was close to elite..." February 17

  • Steelers have 'no reservations' about signing Bell to long-term deal

    Bleacher Report "Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert on Thursday said that a contract extension with superstar wide receiver Antonio Brown is the team's top priority this season, per Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter. Colbert also said that the team has opened negotiations with Brown, according..." February 16

  • Le’Veon Bell will release rap album on March 1

    Houston Chronicle "Pittsburgh Steelers star running back Le'Veon Bell, known in the rap game as "Juice," is set to release a new album, "Post Interview," on March 1. Exactly one year after he released his mixtape "The Interview," the two-time Pro Bowler will release his first LP. Bell records his own music,..." February 16

  • Le'Veon Bell honored for being a road warrior

    Steelers "Le’Veon Bell was selected as the winner of Courtyard’s Greatness on the Road Award, presented at the NFL Honors Award show. Bell was honored for his record-setting performance against the Buffalo Bills in Week 14. The award is presented to a player who demonstrates the best performance in a..." February 05

  • Le'Veon Bell Drops ANOTHER Skip Bayless Diss ... I'm Comin' At Your Neck!

    TMZ "Le'Veon Bell says he doesn't care that Skip Bayless thinks Ezekiel Elliott is a better RB ... he's PISSED that Bayless doesn't think they're in the same class ... and he's firing ANOTHER shot at the FS1 host. Bell dropped a diss track called "Shrimp Bayless" earlier this week -- and Skip..." February 02

  • Le'Veon Bell still determining need for groin surgery

    NFL.com "Le'Veon Bell missed most of the Pittsburgh Steelers' loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game due to a groin injury. The running back told NFL Network's Good Morning Football on Wednesday he's still in the process of determining whether he'll need offseason surgery. "I'm..." February 01

  • Le'Veon Bell rips Skip Bayless in new diss track 'Shrimp Bayless'

    Sporting News "Le'Veon Bell probably won't be making an appearance on FS1's "Undisputed" any time soon. The Steelers star running back dropped a new diss track Monday afternoon titled "Shrimp Bayless" targeting hot-take machine Skip Bayless. The song begins with audio of Bayless and "Undisputed" partner..." January 31

  • NFL investigating Le'Veon Bell's undisclosed injury

    Bleacher Report "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell's injured groin has become the latest focus of an NFL investigation. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter and NFL Network's Conor Orr, the NFL is looking into whether the Steelers failed to properly disclose Bell's injury that limited him to just 20..." January 27