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David DeCastro backpedals after strong words about Le'Veon Bell

David DeCastro backpedals after strong words about Le'Veon Bell

Even if the team enters the season without its All-Pro running back, the Pittsburgh Steelers are not planning to change their position in the ongoing standoff with Le'Veon Bell.

If he continues to hold out, his salary could be docked considerably in the weeks ahead. We also know how he's been utilized in the past by the Steelers organization.

Le'Veon Bell seemed somewhat surprised when he saw the scathing comments from his teammates. Either way, there's not necessarily a wrong side between Bell or the Steelers players here.

He was born in Reynoldsburg, Ohio on February 18, 1992. He knows that eventually Bell will show up and they will have to play together. In the preseason, Conner produced 100 rushing yards on 19 carries along with 64 receiving yards.

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Despite suffering a serious MCL injury in 2015, he stormed back in the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 seasons, rushing for 1,267 and 1,291 yards respectively and playing a key role in Pittsburgh's playoff runs during those seasons.

A few other notable Steelers players who have chimed in on their frustration with Bell is center Maurkice Pouncey and guard David DeCastro.

Even amid controversies, the National Football League continues to book record profits, with estimates as high as US$15 billion for the 2017 season.

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He was born on February 18, 1992.

The biggest issue for Bell's teammates appears to be the lack of communication.

Bell's wealth is the result of a combination of professional football contracts, endorsements and private investments. According to ESPN, Bell can become a free agent in 2019 as long as he signs his $14.5 million franchise tag by Week 11.

The Steelers could trade Bell, but he would still not be able to sign a long-term contract until after the season.

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Bell has remained quiet about when he plans to return to the team, but he has certainly noticed the comments coming from the Steelers locker room. This is now the ingrained attitude in football, and to an extent in all sports: teams can do whatever they want in the name of sound business, but athletes should shut up and play. Most believed that Bell would report to the team for Wednesday's team meeting but that came and went, and Bell was nowhere to be found.


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