Steelers' Le'Veon Bell retracts $15 million per year contract request

2021年11月13日 by 没有评论

Night net null Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell hopes to put up big numbers to negotiate for a large contract in 2017. How large remains to be seen, but Bell does hope to remain with the Steelers.Bell released a single titled "Focus" last Saturday that has references to his three-game suspension for a marijuana arrest last year, his recovery from a torn MCL and the reason he plays football. He also addresses his upcoming free-agent status in 2017, for whi

ch he names a hefty price tag. MORE: Fantasy RB rankingsIn the song, Bell drops the line, "I'm at the top and if not I'm the closest, Ima need 15 a year and they know this."  A week later, Bell clarified that there is no magic number as he enters free agency next year. "I’m not a real greedy guy. I don’t play football just for money or things like that," Bell told ESPN Saturday. "I just want to be valued. Wherever it is — whether its $15 million or lower or higher, whatever it is — I think we will get to an agreement eventually."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, who suffered a season-ending MCL injury against the Cincinnati Bengals on Nov. 1, says he will be ready for training camp and impress in his contract season.MORE: Steelers would be foolish to give Bell that money"The biggest thing for me is getting mentally ready for getting hit and things like that, and I don’t think I’ll really get tackled until a preseason game or maybe in the regular season," he said. "I don’t think I’ll actually hit the ground or get tackled. But when that does happen, I’ll be ready for it. But cutting, running routes, picking them and putting them on my feet, everything is back to normal."Bell, a second-round pick from Michigan State in 2013, tallied 556 yards and three touchdowns in six games while averaging a career-high 4.9 yards per carry last season.