Le'Veon Bell hasn't talked to Steelers, unlikely to report this week

Doug Mendoza
November 8, 2018

Le'Veon Bell has less than a week to report to the Pittsburgh Steelers in order to play this season, but it appears he's still debating signing the franchise tag.

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The Steelers running back, idle all season after refusing to sign his $14.5 million franchise-tag tender, posted two tweets - both in upside down text - on Wednesday in which he defended his holdout and refused to apologize to teammates or fans.

But Bell might not receive the warmest welcome if he chooses to reunite with his team this month.

Reports from earlier in the season suggested Bell needed to sign with the team by November 13 if he wanted to retain his free agent eligibility following the season.

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But despite Bell's tweet, the Steelers still haven't heard from him and their focus remains the same with the players and coaches in the building as they prepare for Thursday's game vs. Carolina, a source told ESPN.

The Athletic reported a month ago that Bell would qualify as a third franchise tag even if he didn't show by the deadline.

The Steelers placed the franchise tag on him for the second straight year last March and failed to reach a long-time deal by the summer time deadline. That gives Bell the ability to negotiate with other teams and the Steelers the right to match, which would essentially be the same as him hitting the free agent market.

"Just about everybody has an opinion on my life & anxious about what I'm doing", Bell wrote. Also, if you're really finding the time to figure out what I'm saying, you've proved my point.

But seriously, though. How do you do that upside-down thing on Twitter?

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