Le'Veon Bell RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mike Tomlin expects Le’Veon Bell to be ‘ready’ upon return to Steelers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Whether he reports to training camp or works out again on his own until the regular season, Le'Veon Bell will have familiar expectations when he rejoins the Steelers. “I expect him to be ready, to be a big component for us in 2018,” coach Mike Tomlin said Thursday..." June 15

  • No Talks Between Steelers, Le’Veon Bell

    Pro Football Rumors "The Steelers tabled Le’Veon Bell extension discussions until after the draft, but six weeks later, the sides have not resumed dialogue on this topic, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports (subscription required). The lack of progress is concerning with less than one..." June 14

  • ‘No talks’ between Le’Veon Bell, Steelers on new contract in two months

    Sportsnaut "The latest news regarding the contract stalemate between Le’Veon Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers is not encouraging, to say the least. We already know how much Bell wants to be paid per year on any long-term deal. The problem is, the Steelers put contract talks with..." June 13

  • Steelers player on Le’Veon Bell’s absence: ‘Nobody cares’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Le’Veon Bell will be a noticeable absence for at least a good portion of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offseason program for the second year in a row. Whether it is due to familiarity or weariness over having to again answer question after question about the standout running..." June 12

  • Steelers should have paid Le'Veon or let him test the market

    247 Sports "I'm not a Le'Veon Bell apologist. Let's just get that out there right now. Bell deserves any criticism he received for failing two drug tests during his first four NFL seasons that sidelined him for five games while possibly prematurely ending DeAngelo Williams'..." June 12

  • Le'Veon Bell says he's ready for 2018 season to begin

    247 Sports "Le'Veon Bell stood on a rainy Le'Veon Bell Field in Groveport, Ohio over the weekend while hosting his free camp for youth football players. Bell donated $750,000 to his alma mater last year, with the money going towards a new playing surface for Groveport's football..." June 11

  • Franco Harris on Le'Veon Bell standoff: Steelers and talented RB need each other

    CBS Sports "Twelve months ago, Le'Veon Bell was a no-show for the Steelers' offseason workouts because he was looking for a long-term contract. A year later and nothing has changed; Pittsburgh has again used the franchise tag on the running back, and Bell has again announced that he has no plans to..." June 03

  • Le'Veon Bell isn't the only Steelers star skipping practice

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Le’Veon Bell is not the only Steelers star on offense skipping spring practices these days. The Killer B’s are nowhere to be found. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger turned out for the first practice May 22 and has not been here since, missing the past four. Antonio Brown..." May 30

  • Le'Veon Bell's latest rap song 'targets' critics of Steelers RB

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "It's official: Le'Veon Bell is a target. So says the Steelers running back on his latest rap song, which is called — you guessed it — "Target." The song, which dropped on social media Friday, takes aim at the critics Bell claims are taking shots..." May 26

  • Le’Veon Bell Seeking $17M Per Year, Unlikely To Show Up For Start Of Training Camp

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, the Steelers aren’t expecting franchise RB Le’Veon Bellto report to the team during mandatory minicamp or for the start of training camp in July. Instead, Pelissero says that it’s likely Bell will show up right..." May 25

  • Antonio Brown offers advice to Le'Veon Bell: 'Show up'

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Antonio Brown stays in touch with his teammate and friend, Le'Veon Bell – even if the latter is not training with him at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex this month. "I tell him how his (rap) tape is not that good," Brown said, smiling. "(And) how he should come..." May 23

  • Report: Le’Veon Bell will not attend OTAs with Steelers

    Larry Brown Sports "The Pittsburgh Steelers have once again been unable to come to an agreement with Le’Veon Bell on a long-term contract extension, and the star running back is taking the same approach this offseason that he did a year ago. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports that Bell is not..." May 22

  • Steelers spring to action, likely without Le'Veon Bell again

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It has become the norm that virtually everyone on the roster attends the Steelers’ voluntary spring practices, which start Tuesday. Unfortunately for them, it also has become the norm that Le’Veon Bell will be an exception. Bell has not signed his $14.544 million..." May 21

  • Steelers have “no updates to provide” on Le’Veon Bell

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers held their pre-draft press conference on Monday and General Manager Kevin Colbert addressed a couple of issues before he began taking questions from the media. One was their move to exercise their 2019 option on linebacker Bud Dupree‘s contract and the other had to do with running..." April 23

  • As expected, Le’Veon Bell a no-show at Steelers’ offseason program

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Le'Veon Bell is staying away from the Steelers’ offseason program this week, and no one is expressing surprise. Bell continues working out in Miami as the Steelers begin their voluntary workouts in Pittsburgh, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports. Bell remains unsigned after the..." April 18

  • Latest On Steelers, Le’Veon Bell

    Pro Football Rumors "While the Steelers are putting off their latest round of Le’Veon Bell negotiations until after the draft, the running back specified the offer he received last year. Bell said the Steelers offered him a deal at last July’s deadline that averaged $13.3MM per year, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com..." April 15

  • Jerome Bettis offers contract advice to Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers

    USA Today "Be careful what you wish for, Le'Veon Bell. That basically sums up the advice Jerome Bettis would offer his fraternity member in the Steelers' brotherhood of great running backs with Bell in the midst of another contract standoff. “That’s the tough part that a lot of guys don’t really see...." April 11

  • Report: Le’Veon Bell, Steelers not that far off in contract negotiations

    Larry Brown Sports "While it may seem like the Pittsburgh Steelers and Le’Veon Bell have accepted that the star running back will be playing under the franchise tag once again in 2018, the pessimism surrounding the situation may not be totally warranted. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler provided some analysis on several of..." April 10

  • Steelers' Le'Veon Bell painting himself as villain

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "If the Steelers are worried about winning the public relations battle in their ongoing contract dispute with Le'Veon Bell, they shouldn't be. Because Bell keeps losing it on his own. The more Bell talks — or more specifically, posts on social media — the worse he looks. On Thursday, he..." April 03

  • On being a 'villain,' James Harrison tells Le'Veon Bell 'welcome to the city'

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "James Harrison knows what it's like to be a villain. Just ask him. In response to Le'Veon Bell's Instagram post in which he declared "It's hard to be a hero in a city that paints you as a villain.," James Harrison had a short, poignant response "Welcome to the city" Bell has..." March 31

  • Le’Veon Bell: It’s hard to be a hero in a city that paints you as a villain

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers say Le'Veon Bell will play in Pittsburgh in 2018, but he sounds like he doesn’t think he’s getting a fair shake there. Bell tweeted on Thursday afternoon that he thinks he’s been villainized in Pittsburgh. “It’s so hard to be a hero in a city that paints you out to be the..." March 29

  • Steelers GM on Le’Veon Bell: ‘He’ll be a Pittsburgh Steeler in 2018’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert insisted this week ‘that despite some conflict and uncertainty, Le’Veon Bell will be with the team in 2018. “[H]e’ll be a Pittsburgh Steeler in 2018,” Colbert said this week on “PFT Live” at the owners meetings, via Pro Football Talk. “Unless he..." March 29

  • Report: Le’Veon Bell seeking $17 million per year

    Sportress of Blogitude "Le’Veon Bell is actively seeking a massive long-term contract from the Pittsburgh Steelers, a deal that would make him the highest-paid running back in the game. And now a new report suggests Bell wants to be paid as well as the top wide receivers in the game, including teammate Antonio..." March 28

  • DeAngelo Williams thinks Le’Veon Bell should skip training camp

    Larry Brown Sports "Le’Veon Bell’s status is going to be one of the top stories of NFL training camp, and one player is already weighing in on what he thinks should happen. DeAngelo Williams — a former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate of Bell — made clear that if he were in Bell’s shoes, he wouldn’t be showing up to..." March 25

  • Bell, Steelers Contract Negotiations on Hold

    Bleacher Report "The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly "putting Le'Veon Bell negotiations on hold" as they handle other business during free agency and the NFL draft, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. Per that report, "General manager Kevin Colbert said team will eventually continue dialogue with Bell's..." March 25

  • Le'Veon Bell wanted the opportunity to test the open market

    247 Sports "Le'Veon Bell may have to wait a year before seeing what his value is on the open market. Over the weekend, ESPN's Jerey Fowler reported that Bell told him last Monday that the wanted to test the free agent market if the Steelers were planning to franchise tag him. Bell didn't get his wish, as..." March 12

  • Le’Veon Bell Says He’ll Play Under Franchise Tag, But Plans To Skip Training Camp

    NFL Trade Rumors "Steelers franchise RB Le’Veon Bell said on Instagram Live Wednesday night that he won’t sit out the 2018 season if they’re unable to get a long-term contract in place before the July deadline. However, Bell did say that he will once again skip training camp. “It’s just a re-run of last..." March 08

  • Le'Veon Bell suggests he could sit out at least half of 2018 season

    The Score "Pittsburgh Steelers star running back Le'Veon Bell remains an unhappy recipient of the franchise tag. Prior to Tuesday's deadline, Bell suggested he could hold out at least halfway through the 2018 season - if he plays at all - during an interview about his new eight-track album with..." March 07

  • Report: Steelers Use Franchise Tag On Le’Veon Bell Again

    CBS Pittsburgh "The Pittsburgh Steelers have reportedly used their franchise tag on Le’Veon Bell again. Ian Rapoport says sources tell him the team used the franchise tag on Bell. He first reported it on Twitter. The team had until Tuesday to use the franchise tag, which would prevent Bell from becoming..." March 06

  • Le'Veon Bell turned down a multiyear offer of $13.3M per season

    247 Sports "Le'Veon Bell turned down a multiyear offer that would have paid him $13.3 million per season in 2017. In a revealing interview with ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, Bell also revealed that Pittsburgh's offer last season would have paid out $42 million over the first three years of the deal. Despite the..." March 06

  • Le'Veon Bell: 'I don't think I should settle for anything less than what I'm valued at'

    ESPN "The Pittsburgh Steelers have informed Le'Veon Bell that they will apply the franchise tag to him for the second consecutive year in the absence of an unlikely deal by Tuesday's deadline, Bell told ESPN. The Steelers have increased last year's long-term contract offer but Bell's floor is now..." March 05

  • Steelers expected to franchise tag Le'Veon Bell

    NFL.com "The Pittsburgh Steelers and Le'Veon Bell were optimistic they could come to an agreement on a long-term deal before the March 6 franchise-tag deadline came into play. No dice. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday, the Steelers are expected to franchise tag Bell before..." March 05

  • Major progress lacking as Steelers and Le'Veon Bell talk extension

    ESPN "The clock is ticking on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Le'Veon Bell, who have yet to make major progress on a contract extension just three days before the window for franchise tag designations closes. Meanwhile, Bell is getting a negotiating assist from a respected voice in his own locker room,..." March 03

  • Steelers hope to reach new deal with Le’Veon Bell by March 6

    Clutch Points "The Pittsburgh Steelers have quite the offseason ahead of them if they are to solidify their championship-caliber team moving forward. Of course, their first order of business will be signing running back Le’Veon Bell to a lucrative contract extension. There has been optimism from both sides..." March 01

  • Steelers hope for 'common ground' with Le'Veon Bell on new deal

    ESPN "The Pittsburgh Steelers are doubling down on optimism over a Le'Veon Bell contract. The Steelers have spoken to Bell's reps at the NFL combine to "try to figure out common ground" for a long-term deal, general manager Kevin Colbert told reporters Wednesday. Colbert says he hopes a deal is..." February 28

  • Le'Veon Bell Is Getting a Raw Deal, from the Steelers and the System

    Bleacher Report "Le'Veon Bell is about to get screwed again, both by the Steelers and the system. The Steelers are expected to apply the franchise tag to Bell for the second consecutive year now that both sides blew through a soft February 20 deadline to get a long-term deal done. A second franchise tender..." February 22

  • Report: Steelers to franchise tag Le'Veon Bell on Tuesday

    247 Sports "Le'Veon Bell will receive the franchise tag on Tuesday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Rapoport discussed the Steelers' reported plans for Bell on Monday night. Tuesday is the first day that NFL teams can place the franchise tag on a player. By placing the franchise tag on Bell,..." February 20

  • With franchise tag day looming, Steelers fans are divided about Le'Veon Bell

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The franchise tag window opens Tuesday. That means the Steelers have the option to place that designation on All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell any time between then and March 6. The franchise tag for Bell is an estimated $14.5 million. The club then has until July 16 to negotiate a long-term..." February 19

  • 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