Ezekiel Elliott and Todd Gurley support massive salary for Le'Veon Bell
Sep 02 2017
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has reported to team headquarters and signed his franchise tender, per NFL Network'sAditi Kinkhabwala. Fellow NFL.com reporter Ian Rapoport adds Bell that is expected to sign his franchise tender, one that has not been enhanced.
The former Michigan State running back held out of the preseason in hopes of getting a long-term extension with the Steelers.
Having been conspicuous by his absence during all the activities of his team in recent months, Bell had to present themselves at the training site before the organization makes its latest cuts to complete his training of 53 players.
With sides unable to come to terms on a multi-year deal before the deadline in July, Bell sat out the entirety of training camp and the preseason.
But now Bell is back and all will be forgiven publicly even though behind the scenes things might be more chilly. As he had not signed the tender, the running back wasn't under contract, therefore not subject to fines by the team for missing time. Bell tweeted out a few days ago that September 1 was the date and according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter Bell is back. The 25-year-old wants to be compensated in line with his standing as the team's top runner and number two receiver.