Le'Veon Bell holdout: Steelers won't rescind tender

Fantasy football owners are melting down over Le'Veon Bell's continued holdout

Once Bell returns, he will have plenty of fences that he needs to mend within that locker room if he wants to get the blocking that he has seen in years past.

Whether Bell reports or not, some of his teammates are frustrated with the three-time Pro Bowler.

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert issued a statement Monday saying the team was "disappointed" Bell has yet to accept the franchise bid.

"I just felt confident that he was gonna come", Pouncey said Wednesday, "But now that he didn't, obviously it's Le'Veon over the Steelers, and we're the Steelers and we're going to play as the Steelers. I just hate it came to this", Steelers guard Ramon Foster said, via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "He's making seven times what I make, twice as much as Al (Villanueva) is making and we're the guys that do it for him". "This offense is more than one guy", Roethlisberger told reporters following the meeting.

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Maurkice Pouncey sounds like he's over the whole thing, telling NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala: "Why play hide and seek?"

"That's nothing to say negative about the Steelers. They had one of the best players to play the position and they used him heavily for the production he can provide, but in doing so, you take away from his future years". Yes, this is the second straight franchise tag to which Bell has been shackled, and you can't blame a player for fighting for every last penny he thinks he's worth. We'll move on as a team. [James] Conner looks great.

Bell, who also held out last season, returned just before the start of the 2017 regular season and was still able to get a handful of practices in before Week 1.

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