Bengals business as usual while Steelers meltdown over Le'Veon Bell intensifies

‘One Person Doesn’t Make Or Break You:’ Steelers Prepare For Week One Without Le’Veon Bell

Bell will lose out on $855,000 in game checks each week he doesn't report.

A source told ESPN that the Steelers have no plans to rescind Bell's tender, and league sources say a trade would be hard to execute because of Bell's position and teams' unwillingness to inherit a franchise-tagged player.

"What do you do?"

"I just felt confident that he was gonna come", Pouncey said Wednesday, "But now that he didn't, obviously it's Le'Veon over the Steelers, and we're the Steelers and we're going to play as the Steelers".

"He's making seven times what I make, twice was much as [left tackle Al Villanueva] is making and we're the guys who do it for him".

Bell has remained quiet about when he plans to return to the team, but he has certainly noticed the comments coming from the Steelers locker room.

A standout football player in high school, Bell later played college football at Michigan State University from 2010 to 2012 and opted to enter the 2013 NFL Draft after his junior season, ultimately being selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round.

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Bell's agent, Adisa Bakari, has been opaque about his client's plans, telling Sirius-XM radio, "I think you can read between the lines".

Center Maurkice Pouncey called Bell's absence "bigger than business".

Conner is a must-add in all fantasy football formats, and not just as a handcuff to Bell.

"So I'd like to say that the linemen are more important than any skill position player, including myself, on this team". Why let your agent say this?

Ohtani still fantastic: Despite being told he needed Tommy John surgery earlier in the day, Shohei Ohtani went 4-for-4 with two home runs last night. It seems like Bell made it sound like he'd be back this week though.

Per ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, the team reportedly offered Bell a contract for $13 million (£10m) annually that would increase over time, but the running back rejected the offer in hopes of obtaining more money. But when he still didn't show up, their patience ran out.

"We are not going to discuss any conversations through the media", Lauten said. Bell still has not signed his one-year franchise tender from the Steelers, and his agent said Wednesday morning that Bell will "do the things necessary to protect his value long-term". Each week Bell skips, he forfeits $852,941. It sucks that he's not here. we'll move on as a team. He has still not signed his $14.5m franchise tag.

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