Le'Veon Bell RUMORS & NEWS

  • Will Steelers, Le’Veon Bell get a deal done?

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has said that he and the team had agreed to a deadline of February 20 to finalize a long-term deal. Four days from that artificial deadline, how real are the talks? There’s talk in league circles that nothing much has been happening between the two sides in..." February 16

  • Steelers GM will not rule out using franchise tag on Le’Veon Bell

    Larry Brown Sports "Le’Veon Bell has said he will consider sitting out the entire 2018 season or retiring if he is hit with the franchise tag for a second straight offseason, but that threat does not seem to have put a whole lot of fear into the Pittsburgh Steelers. On Thursday, Steelers general manager Kevin..." February 15

  • Rooney: Steelers are 'doing their best' to sign Le'Veon Bell

    247 Sports "Le'Veon Bell's contract situation remains at the top of Art Rooney II's priority list as the Steelers delve further into the 2018 offseason. Speaking to season-ticket holders on Wednesday, Rooney reaffirmed the team's commitment to sign Bell to a longterm deal. Bell, who said during Pro Bowl..." February 15

  • Steelers clear $13.26 million in cap space as they pursue Le’Veon Bell

    Sportsnaut "The Pittsburgh Steelers made a couple of moves to free up significant cap space, which has everything to do with their pursuit of signing Le’Veon Bell to a long-term deal. Field Yates of ESPN reports Pittsburgh reworked the contracts of defensive end Stephon Tuitt and guard David DeCastro,..." February 10

  • Le'Veon Bell: Todd Haley called plays that Ben Roethlisberger didn't like

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "We’ve known for some time that Ben Roethlisberger and Todd Haley didn’t get along. Now Le’Veon Bell is offering some specifics. The running back did a radio hit with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis, and he said he thinks Haley’s departure will help the Steelers because..." February 05

  • Le’Veon Bell says some teammates weren’t ready vs Jaguars

    Fanrag Sports "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell said during an interview with Tiki and Tierney of CBS Sports Radio that some of his teammates were not prepared when they took on the Jacksonville Jaguars in the divisional round of the playoffs. “I did [have energy], but you can’t control..." February 05

  • Le’Veon Bell: Certain guys weren’t ready to play against Jaguars

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers have been done playing football for a few weeks now, but they aren’t done revisiting reasons for their ouster in a divisional round loss to the Jaguars. Running back Le'Veon Bell was a guest on CBS Sports Radio this week and shared some of his thoughts about why the team wound up..." February 04

  • Beckham attempts to recruit Bell to Giants

    The Sports Daily "Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made the most of his appearance at the NFL Honors red carpet on Saturday, as he attempted to do some recruiting of sorts. Beckham apparently hung out with Le’Veon Bell for a bit at the event, as the Giants receiver posted a photo showing the two of them on..." February 04

  • Rumor: Todd Haley Might've Leaked Negative Le'Veon Bell News

    12 Up "The fallout of Todd Haley's tenure in Pittsburgh wasn't pretty. After a tense relationship for six years, the two sides went their separate ways after the 2017 season and it looks like Haley left in spite. According to a report from 247 Sports, Haley may have leaked LeVeon Bell's practice..." February 03

  • Le'Veon Bell won't hold out if Steelers use franchise tag

    Yardbarker "Le’Veon Bell has changed his tune about what he’ll do if the Pittsburgh Steelers use the franchise tag again to secure his services for the 2018 NFL season. Previously, he threatened he’d not only hold out but would also consider retirement. Speaking about his contract status on NFL Network’s..." February 02

  • Le'Veon bell says $60 million 'ain't enough to come run with the Jets'

    SNY TV " Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell, a pending free agent, tweeted on Thursday that $60 million "ain't enough to come run with the Jets." Bell was responding to a tweet from a fan who jokingly offered to pay him $60 million in cash if he joined the Jets." February 01

  • Le'Veon Bell: 'I wanna be a Steeler for my whole career'

    247 Sports "Le'Veon Bell is optimistic about the prospect of becoming a Steeler for life. Pittsburgh's All-Pro running back said just that while discussing his current contract situation with NFL Network's Jane Slater. Bell and the Steelers have until February 20 to come to terms on a longterm deal before..." January 30

  • Steelers set February 20 as deadline for Le’Veon Bell long-term deal

    Clutch Points "NFLSteelers set February 20 as deadline for Le’Veon Bell long-term dealby Brad TaningcoJanuary 26, 2018Le'Veon Bell, Steelers The Pittsburgh Steelers and Le’Veon Bell are currently locked in negotiations for a long-term contract. Bell recently admitted that those talks are much closer this time..." January 26

  • Le’Veon Bell: Steelers have set February 20 deadline for doing long-term deal

    Pro Football Talk "When Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell said that he and the Steelers already are closer now to a long-term deal than they were a year ago, it seemed that the Steelers had set an artificial deadline for getting a contract done, as they often do. Bell told Jeremy Fowler of ESPN on Thursday that..." January 25

  • Steelers Made Bell Contract Offer, Sides Closer Than Last Year

    NFL Trade Rumors "Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Wednesday that the Steelers have already presented him with extension offer and they are “a lot closer” now than they were last year, per Mark Kaboly. A report surfaced last week that Bell missed the team’s walkthrough before their playoff game against the Jaguars...." January 24

  • Raiders could be serious contender to sign Le'Veon Bell

    247 Sports "Le'Veon Bell could be pursued by one of Pittsburgh's old rivals if he enters the open market on March 14. On Monday night, SI.com's Peter King tweeted that Bell could be pursued by the Raiders if the Steelers do not offer him a franchise tag by the March 6 deadline. Bell did reportedly tell..." January 23

  • Report: Steelers won't do long-term deal with Le'Veon Bell until after using franchise tag

    Sportsnaut "It looks like the Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing to play a game of chicken with talented running back Le’Veon Bell. The club has already thrown out what may or may not be a smokescreen of discontent toward the way Bell finished off his 2017 season, which is likely a means of attempting to..." January 22

  • Time for Steelers to leave Le'Veon Bell behind

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Le'Veon Bell gives the Steelers carries. Bell gives the Steelers catches. Bell gives the Steelers first downs. Bell gives the Steelers touchdowns. But Bell will never give the Steelers his full commitment. Not as long as the Steelers don't acquiesce to his onerous contract..." January 21

  • Could Le’Veon Bell leaks be nothing more than a contract negotiating smokescreen?

    Sportsnaut "There are growing reports that the Pittsburgh Steelers are frustrated with running back Le’Veon Bell, who reportedly was a no-show for much of the team’s walk-through ahead of the Divisional Round Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. But could all this reported kerfuffle be nothing more than a..." January 20

  • Reports about Le’Veon Bell’s behavior match those of Antonio Brown last year

    Pro Football Talk "A year ago, word out of Pittsburgh was that soon-to-be free agent Antonio Brown‘s act was wearing thin with the Steelers. This year, reports are saying the same about soon-to-be free agent Le'Veon Bell. This week’s report that the Steelers are unhappy about Bell’s tardiness comes less than two..." January 20

  • Le'Veon Bell Reportedly Skipped Most of Final Walkthrough Before Jaguars Game

    Bleacher Report "Fallout from the Pittsburgh Steelers' 45-42 playoff loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday continues, as running back Le'Veon Bell reportedly missed the team's final walkthrough before the game. Per Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Bell arrived at Pittsburgh's Saturday..." January 19

  • Le’Veon Bell hopes circumstances don’t prevent Steelers return

    Fanrag Sports "Le’Veon Bell wants to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he knows there is a chance that certain circumstances may stand in the way of that, according to Katherine Terrell of ESPN. “I never want to leave this city, but obviously, circumstances and things like that,” said Bell after the..." January 15

  • Steelers seem to be delaying the inevitable with Le’Veon Bell

    Sportsnaut "As the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday for an opportunity to play in the AFC Championship Game, there’s one dark cloud hanging over the team. We were all taken aback by the words from star running back Le’Veon Bell last week threatening to sit out the entire 2018..." January 14

  • Bell Rumors: 'Franchise Tag Likely' Despite Retirement Threat

    Bleacher Report "The Pittsburgh Steelers face the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC divisional round Sunday, but running back Le'Veon Bell's long-term future has become a talking point in the lead-up. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, "a franchise tag is likely coming" for the three-time Pro..." January 14

  • Le'Veon Bell teases rematch with Patriots next week

    247 Sports "Le'Veon Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers have a game on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. That just doesn't happen to be the game they seem focused on. With the New England Patriots taking care of business in their own Divisional Round game Saturday,..." January 14

  • Is Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell being too greedy?

    Michigan Live "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell says he would consider retiring if he was franchise tagged again in the offseason. The All-Pro back is set to make around $14.5 million if the Steelers applied the tag, but Bell is looking for a long-term deal. Many feel that he is asking too much..." January 13

  • RB Le'Veon Bell on Steelers' run: 'We have to make it all count'

    ESPN "The Pittsburgh Steelers must capitalize on a championship window that won't be open forever, running back Le'Veon Bell said. With Bell potentially facing free agency in 2018 and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's future status uncertain, Pittsburgh feels the urgency as it sits two wins from a..." January 11

  • Le'Veon Bell says he'd consider sitting out or retiring if tagged again

    ESPN "At age 25 and fresh off a first-team All-Pro season, Le'Veon Bell is putting his own football future in question. The Pittsburgh Steelers running back told ESPN he's prepared to sit out a season or even retire if franchise tagged for the second consecutive year. "I hope it doesn't come to..." January 11

  • Bell: 'No more excuses' for Steelers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Le’Veon Bell’s groin hurt him so much he wanted to cry. It was injured in the Steelers’ first playoff game against Miami last year on the way to his team postseason-record 167 yards rushing to go with two touchdowns. Now, the Steelers were involved in a tight second playoff game against the..." January 04

  • Le'Veon Bell heading for a second straight franchise tag

    CBS Sports "The Steelers will not be formally discussing Le'Veon Bell's contract situation until after the season, but it's seen as a foregone conclusion that they will be applying the franchise tag on the All-Pro for a second straight year, league sources said. The sides cannot begin to discuss a new deal..." December 31

  • Steelers resting Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell vs. Browns ahead of postseason

    ESPN "The Pittsburgh Steelers are planning to rest quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and running back Le'Veon Bell in Sunday's season finale against the Cleveland Browns, according to sources. Players were told during the week that Roethlisberger and Bell would sit out the game and that Landry Jones..." December 31

  • Le’Veon Bell closing in on 8,000 scrimmage yards, faster than any player ever

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is likely to top 8,000 career yards from scrimmage this season, and if he does, he’ll have done it faster than any player in NFL history. Bell is currently at 7,899 scrimmage yards in 61 career games. If he totals at least 101 yards in this week’s game against..." December 23

  • 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