Bell to return to Steelers during bye week

Bell to return to Steelers during bye week

Bell to return to Steelers during bye week

The move might seem odd if you don't know the background between the two parties, but with context it's a pretty clear message to the management that doesn't seem to want Thomas around after he plays out the string on his current contract.

After a lengthy holdout to start the 2018 National Football League season, disgruntled running back Le'Veon Bell will indeed play for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season.

The Steelers are hopeful of getting more than a third-round pick for Bell - they would get a late 2020 third-round pick as compensation for him leaving as a free-agent, in all likelihood - and would prefer to deal him to the NFC, sources said.

Earl Thomas gestures towards the Seattle Seahawks bench after being injured
Earl Thomas gestures towards the Seattle Seahawks bench after being injured

Bell has yet to sign his one-year franchise tender, and in turn has yet to play a snap this season.

Citing a source, ESPN reported Monday that Bell will join the Steelers during their bye, which starts after they play the Cincinnati Bengals on October 14. I want to win games and the playoffs. "Knowing my worth and knowing I can tear a ligament or get surgery at any time, I knew I couldn't play 16 games with 400 or more touches". Bell is focused on playing for the Steelers this season, but during his phone call with Fowler, ran off a list of teams he believes will be interested in his services. "If a team wanted to, they could definitely do what they needed to do to make me happy and satisfied". He said he was "still holding out hope" that he can come to an agreement with Pittsburgh in the offseason and eventually retire as a Steeler. "He should be 100% by the Super Bowl... and free agency", Ian Rapoport tweeted.

Second-year running back James Conner has struggled to produce since his standout Week 1 outing where he had 195 total scrimmage yards as he has matched that exact total yardage in the last three games.

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