Mike Tomlin being tested by Le’Veon Bell’s holdout

Steelers set to begin Wednesday meetings minus Le'Veon Bell

Due to an ongoing contract dispute with the Steelers, Bell has held out from the team's recent training camps and preseason games as the 2018-2019 National Football League season gets underway.

"What do you do? I just hate it came to this", guard Ramon Foster said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette. I do blame the Steelers front office for this as well to a point, this just continues their trend of how they deal with their players from Franco Harris to Mike Merriweather to Yancey Thigpen and so on.

"He's making seven times what I make, twice as much as Al (Villanueva) is making, and we're the guys who do it for him", Foster added.

Bell and the Steelers spent each of the past two springs failing to come to terms on a new contract. Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has made it no secret that he wants to face, and sack, Roethlisberger, after not getting the opportunity to play against him a year ago.

His agent, Adisa Bakari, went on Sirius XM Radio and suggested that Bell might be waiting a long time, perhaps as long as Week 10, before he decides to show up.

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Drawing from my own NFL experiences and assessing Bell's current standing in this league, I think the three-time Pro Bowler has earned the right to receive a big payday - and sitting out until November 13 gives him the best opportunity to do that as a free agent next March. What would you do with that hypothetical player?

But I'm here to say that Bell, who has been franchise-tagged for the second straight season, IS MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE. Why let your agent say this?

"I ask these young guys if they are nervous and they tell me no and I call them a liar because if I am 15 years in and nervous you should be nervous too", said Roethlisberger. Bell and his camp appear committed to sitting out some portion of the 2018 season with a focus toward free agency in 2019. Clearly, that has not happened, and ESPN.com reports Bell is unlikely to play in Week 1. We're not anxious, they said. It sucks that he's not here. we'll move on as a team.

Bell forfeits $852,941 for every week he misses.

Bell's chair remained tucked neatly into his locker on Wednesday, meaning he will nearly certainly not be available when the Steelers open the season in Cleveland this weekend. The tag is meant for a team to build around the player they are tagging, to basically tether their success and survival to that one player, and the Steelers are not in a situation where they need to do that to Le'Veon Bell.

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