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Since missing most of the Pittsburgh ...
Since missing most of the Pittsburgh Steelers' AFC Championship Game loss to the New England Patriots, running back Le'Veon Bell has talked about a groin injury that was never disclosed on an official injury report.
Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be as an injury derailed his historic postseason.
running back underwent successful surgery on his
groin Monday, and said he
is already feeling better.
delayed the procedure, and Rapoport indicated last month it was unlikely he
With the 2017 season approaching, the Steelers star took his
first step towards getting healthy for the upcoming season.
The timeline for Bell's recovery shouldn't impact his
participation in offseason workouts.
After the game, Bell
admitted to reporters that he
managed the groin injury for "a couple weeks" and aggravated it against the Patriots.
The NFL launched an investigation into why Pittsburgh omitted Bell's injury from report, which remains open.
On Saturday, a young Steelers fan named Ava Tarantino sent a message to Bell
on Twitter suggesting that he
come to her
dance if the social media request garnered 500 retweets.
placed the exclusive franchise tag on Bell
before the March 1 deadline, which is worth over $12 million this year, as talks are ongoing regarding a long-term deal.
I think the Steelers' running back ...
I think the Steelers' running back Leveon Bell is going to be key to victory on Monday.
I think the quarterback matchup is pretty even and the receiver matchup is even.
Bell will be the difference.
Steelers' running back ...
Steelers' running back Le'Veon Bell had 182 yards of total offense, including 118 on the ground.
That could be a big problem, ...
That could be a big problem, especially since Steelers' running back Le'Veon Bell has been a beast all season, averaging 158.3 total yards per game.
His catching ability and unusual running style, with lots of hesitations, slashes and stutter-steps, makes him a special challenge.
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It's hard to think where the black and gold would be in 2016 without the services of running back Le'Veon Bell.
He's been the driving force behind the teams' six-game winning streak and AFC North title, and today was given the honor of being named the teams' MVP by his teammates.
The bigger news about Bell
has to do with him hitting free agency come March, as he's
in the final year of his
deal, and is free as a bird to go to any team this offseason if the Steelers
don't get a deal done with him before that.
The good news is that there's no question that Bell wants to be back with the Steelers
moving forward, but it's going to take two to tango and get a deal done.
"Obviously, I want to be a Pittsburgh Steeler
so obviously we're going to try to do everything it takes to make that happen," Bell
How much can the Steelers
afford to pay Bell
after they have already shelled out quite a bit of money to players like Antonio Brown (who also is set to get more money this offseason), Ben Roethlisberger and Cam Heyward.
One solution for the Steelers
which won't be a popular one for Bell
is to slap him with the franchise tag, which would pay him about $12 million next season.
That decision won't sit well with Bell, but again, he seems to want to get something done long term to stay with the Steelers.
not with the Steelers next season he'll be very tough to replace.
Bell ranks second in the NFL in rushing yards (1,268 yards).
The running back leads the NFL with 157.0 scrimmage yards per game.
Here's hoping the two sides can find a way to make this happen to avoid any hard feelings this offseason and that Bell
is a happy camper in Pittsburgh for a long time to come.
That's when Roethlisberger and the offense finally picked it up, with Le'Veon Bell
being the feature of the offense, going for 122 yards and a 7-yard touchdown that started the rally that got the Steelers
back in the game at 20-17.
After a three-and-out, the Steelers
again got their offense going, this time with Ben hitting big plays to set up a six-play, 90-yard drive in less than three minutes which ended with Bell
grabbing a seven-yard TD pass from Roethlisberger to make it 24-20.
after a slow start still ran for 93 yards on 23 carries, and had five grabs for 38 yards.
1. Get Bell
The Ball All Day
Le'Veon Bell hasn't done much against the Bengals as of late - why you ask?
Because due to either injury or suspension he's
missed all or part of each of the last five games against Cincinnati.
The last time he
took the field against the Bengals in Cincy he
dominated, putting up three scores and 253 total yards.
has been amazing the last few weeks, going for 823 yards and five scores the last four weeks, and setting a Steelers single-game record for yards in a game a week ago.
Look for Ben and company to get Bell
the ball all day, and for him again to have a big day against a Bengals D that can be had.
Look for Bell
to have a major impact again, for the defense to do enough to harass Dalton and stop the run game, and for the Steelers
to head home 9-5 ready for two home games to end the regular season.
also said that before he
had a historical day on Sunday, rushing for a Steelers single game record as the team won their 4th straight over the Bills 27-20.
post game interview on the field for CBS
spoke about his
outing, but then in the end, without being provoked, uttered these words as he
walked away - 'Go Steelers.'
It appears that no matter how the season ends for the Steelers
, Bell wants to stay with the black and gold, and while it's going to be complicated on all accounts, the Steelers
now had better look long and hard at keeping their best offensive player this season.
Even missing three games, Bell
has put up an average of 105.3 yards per game rushing, has caught another 56.3 yards per game in the air, and has scored seven times.
being talked about like he
could sneak into the MVP chatter, and with every Steelers win he
has a big part in, there's no doubt his
price tag is rising.
So looking at the top four deals in the NFL, Bell
is putting up bigger and better numbers than them all, meaning the Steelers
could have a major dilemma at the end of the season.
already been suspended twice, and no matter how this season ends, he
will only have played 16 games once, that being his
second year when he
put up 1361 yards and eight scores.
In the end, there's one big thing the Steelers
have going for them when they sit down at the bargaining table with Bell's reps in 2017 - he
wants from all indications to be in Pittsburgh and remain a Steeler.
"Obviously, I want to be a Steeler for my whole life.
My family grew up Pittsburgh Steelers fans, and it's crazy I even got drafted there.
So I want to be with them and hopefully we'll reach an agreement.
But that will take place once that time comes," Bell
said back in July.