Steelers GM Kevin Colbert: Le’Veon Bell Will Be A Free Agent

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert: Le’Veon Bell Will Be A Free Agent

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert: Le’Veon Bell Will Be A Free Agent

Le'Veon Bell will be a free agent.

Issues arose regarding what the price on a transition tag for Bell would be.

The idea of Pittsburgh slapping the transition tag on Bell had been bandied about as an option the Steelers could attempt to utilize possibly to match a contract offer.

As of March 13, the first day of the new league year, Bell will hit free agency for the first time in his career.


Bell will now hit the open market untethered, which was the dual-threat running back's goal when refusing to sign the $14.5 million franchise tag a year ago and sitting out the entire season. The NFLPA argued that the tag should be around $14.5 million while the league and the Steelers are pushing to keep the tag closer to $9.5 million because of Bell's holdout.

Antonio Brown is officially on the market, and one of the most talent-needy teams in football is expected to inquire with the Pittsburgh Steelers about a potential trade. "How things transpired, we're all disappointed", Colbert said of the situation with Brown. Some have speculated that the disgruntled receiver was intentionally causing a rift between himself and his current team to force a move by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The GM also said Brown will not be allowed to select the team to which he is traded.

"We are not going to move a significant player for less than significant compensation". But Wednesday, his colleague Tom Pelissero said Brown probably would net the Steelers only a mid-round pick after months of drama.

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