Steelers Notes: Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, Ben Roethlisberger

Le’Veon Bell

  • Albert Breer doesn’t think the Eagles make sense as a landing spot for RB Le’Veon Bell for the obvious reasons such as their lack of cap space and that they’re actually getting healthier at running back.
  • Breer says that the trade market for Bell “isn’t exactly hot” right now.
  • Interestingly enough, Breer has heard the Packers mentioned as a potential option for Bell, but he adds that Green Bay is unlikely to give up much to get him.
  • Another team potential trade partner, according to Breer, is the Buccaneers, who have reportedly been generating some buzz regarding Bell. Breer says that this could make sense, given that Dirk Koetter is fighting for his job.

Contract Offer

  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the Steelers offered RB Le’Veon Bell a contract that would have paid him $47 million over three years.
  • According to Florio, the contract included a $10 million roster bonus due not long after signing, which makes the practical guarantees for this deal $20 million.
  • Florio points out that if Bell shows up for Week 7, he will earn roughly $9 million for the 2018 season, which means he’d need to secure $38 million over the first two years of a new contract next year to match the three-year payout offered by the Steelers.

Antonio Brown/Ben Roethlisberger

Steelers WR Antonio Brown explained that his relationship with QB Ben Roethlisberger is “like Wi-Fi.

“It’s like Wi-Fi, you know,” Brown said, via ESPN.com. “Sometimes the connection is poor. Sometimes the connection is great. But it’s always connected.

Brown added that their communication is just fineĀ and not something worth stressing about.

“Me and Ben laugh about you guys, creating drama, writing about us,” Brown said. “Trying to create adversity and distractions. We actually text about it, laughing, communicate a lot on text message about you guys.

“We will make our plays,” Brown said. “We just got to find a way to get this thing rolling.”

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