Steelers Could Tag Le'Veon Bell At QB Number In 2019

Steelers Could Tag Le'Veon Bell At QB Number In 2019

Steelers Could Tag Le'Veon Bell At QB Number In 2019

The Le'Veon Bell saga continues as the Pittsburgh Steelers look to find a win Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers.

The Steelers running back broke his silence Wednesday on Twitter, posting a pair of upside-down tweets as he aired his grievances amid his contract holdout.

"Just about everybody has an opinion on my life and anxious about what I'm doing". I'm not apologizing for what I believe is right for myself, family, and rest of my peers, period.

Bell faces a deadline of November 13 to report in order to play at all this season. Whether or not he reports this season, the Steelers would need to use a $25 million franchise tag to keep him in 2019, which is not expected to happen.

As mentioned, Bell is now in Pittsburgh and he was spotted playing pickup hoops at an L.A. Fitness in North Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. However, with the recent news, Bell's future with the team is still in question.

Pittsburgh is 5-2-1 on the season and sit first in the AFC North, while Bell's replacement, James Conner, sits second in the National Football League in rushing yards. Entering Week 10 action, Conner ranks second in the league behind Rams running back Todd Gurley in yards from scrimmage (1,085) and rushing yards (706).

The seventh touchdown to Jaylen Samuels started the fourth and widened Pittsburgh's lead to 38 points.

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.

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