Le'Veon Bell Says He Will Not Sit Out This Season

Le'Veon Bell wants to make sure he's healthy for the regular season

Instead, Bell said he will follow what he did previous year, skipping training camp before signing the franchise tag tender the week of the season opener.

"I'm playing for strictly my value to the team. I want to have the best statistical career that I possibly can, so I want to play in every game that I can possibly play".

While his contract demands are high compared to other running backs, he has proven to be one in the game at his position, and as a result even has gone as far as threatening retirement or sitting out until Week 10 as part of a contract ploy. The running back expounded on that too. This, of course, is a concern for Steelers fans - and more importantly, the Steelers - though on Wednesday Bell sought to clear up any confusion via Instagram (naturally).

"Honestly no, I am not going to sit". Otherwise, he will play under the one-year, $14.54 million tender.

Meanwhile, Antonio Brown helped the Steelers out on Wednesday by restructuring his deal to help get Bell's contract under the salary cap. "It depends on how I feel at that time and moment". "When I was asked the question [during the Billboard.com interview], that's the way I felt at the time". I might come in Week 4.

"Obviously, when the end of July comes, wherever we're at... if I sign, everybody'll be happy, but if not, I guess I gotta play it by ear", he said. Bell will nearly certainly hold out from training camp if he doesn't get a new deal, but he insists he won't leave his teammates hanging come Week 1. Perhaps he doesn't know just yet.

Bell has been outspoken about his negotiations with the Steelers, who recently increased their offer from last year that was worth, according to Bell, $13.3 million per year. "I don't think I should settle for anything less than what I'm valued at".



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