Le'Veon Bell has said farewell to Miami and returned to Pittsburgh but he still has not met with the Steelers as the Week 11 deadline rapidly approaches. Teams can use the franchise tag on players up to three times, and it has been widely reported that this year will only count as one of those three if Bell reports and signs the tender. Counting the weeks missed, he has officially lost out on $8.52 million worth of earnings. "We're kind of expecting he'll be back next week".
Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field on January 14, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bell remains absent from the team, though it was believed he would join the team following its upcoming game against Carolina. But the story has grown unavoidable since Bell has held out longer than any National Football League player on a franchise tag. A win here for the Panthers would put the rest of the country on notice and let them know that this Carolina team is more than just a flash in the pan.More news: Man City's De Bruyne facing 6 weeks out with new knee injury
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 & anxious about what i'm doing, " Bell wrote with a 180-degree twist that was perhaps partially explained when he added, "don't judge me off my decisions because maybe this isn't what you'd do... but most people don't take the time to just simply read between the lines..." But most people don't take the time to simply read between the lines and that's clearly on them.