Le'Veon Bell's contract situation with the Pittsburgh Steelers remains in a not-so-great position. We're days away from the start of training camp and it doesn't seem like the All-Pro running back and his franchise are anywhere close to coming to a resolution.
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter shared some updates on the situation this morning. He believes it's possible Bell decides to sit out several games to start the year.
Bell, who wants to hit 2019 free agency fully healthy, could decide to sit out the first half of the season if a long-term deal isn't done.
Schefter just appeared on SiriusXM NFL Radio and shared the bombshell update.
"I think it's possible Le'Veon Bell sits out first half of the year if he doesn't get a long term deal done," he said.
Bell, who gets as many touches as any running back in the league, likely wouldn't want to risk injury if there's no long-term deal done.
"The goal at that point would be to hit 2019 free agency healthy, not rack up another 400 touches," Schefter added.
ESPN had more details on Bell's situation earlier this morning. Bell is reportedly seeking a deal worth $14 million annually.
"Bell wants at least $14.5 million annually on a long-term deal to match his franchise number. The Steelers haven't wanted to go that high, and that might not change Monday. They aren't eager to overinflate a running back market that hasn't seen a long-term deal worth more than $10 million per year since Chris Johnson and Adrian Peterson in 2011," ESPN wrote.
It doesn't sound like the Le'Veon Bell situation is going to be resolved anytime soon. Stay tuned.