Steelers open to trading Le'Veon Bell for Earl Thomas

Le’Veon Bell ending Steelers madness with return date

The move might seem unusual 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.

Running back Le'Veon Bell will end his holdout and return to the Steelers during the team's bye in Week 7, according to ESPN. Any team trading for the running back would need him first to sign the tender (Bell is not now under contract; no team can trade a player not under contract).

There finally appears to be some, Bell is expected to make his return to the practice field during their Week 7 bye in time to play against the Cleveland Browns on October 28, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. I want to win games and the playoffs. If Bell joined the team, it would cost the Steelers $11.3 million if they chose to use their transition tag, which is less that the franchise tag they used this year.

"But I've got to take this stand". Pittsburgh has had some issues offensively that have been a major part of their struggles out of the gate that has drawn more scrutiny on the pending situation around Bell. The Steelers are reportedly seeking a second-round pick and a good veteran player.

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Bell made three Pro Bowls and was twice named a first-team All-Pro over his first five seasons in Pittsburgh. He believes the team will re-negotiate with him, either in the offseason or if they were to rescind the tag, which he doesn't expect. "If he does come and gets hurt, then it's, 'he shouldn't have came.' ..." He would become eligible for free agency in March.

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