We may not know for whom the bell tolls, but it seems we sure know now the toll that Le'Veon Bell’s holdout is taking on the Steelers.
Because two weeks after removing him from the depth chart, and one week after removing him from the roster, they officially made steps to remove him from the team yesterday.
ESPN's Adam Schefter said yesterday that the Steelers are now listening to trade offers for the All-Pro running back while he remains away from the team with an unsigned franchise tag, league sources told
When Bell didn't show for Week 1, sources said the Steelers planned to stand pat with no plans to rescind his $14.5-million tag or trade him. Bell wants a new contract and is unhappy with being tagged for the second straight year, so he has stayed in South Florida as the Steelers began the season 0-1-1.
Bell forfeits $852,941 per week—or one-seventeenth of the total tag number—each week he fails to show up, and it's become clear Bell has no intention of showing up soon. In the last week, Bell has been spotted on jet skis, on a yacht and at a nightclub for his album release.
Hmm, not sure what team is going to want him, not only do they only get him for what’s left of the season, but it seems like he’s going to be too tired to play football.