Le'Veon Bell’s agent confirmed what we all pretty much knew the moment him and the Steelers failed to reach a long-term deal on Monday—that he will again skip the team’s training camp and be ready to play in Week 1.
The news was confirmed by Bell's agent, Adisa Bakari—a name you may as well get used to hearing in the upcoming months—who said yesterday that the running back plans to follow the same routine he employed last season while playing on the franchise tag: skip training camp and report before Week 1 to sign his franchise tender… “barring something exceptional.”
And the only exceptional thing in that conversation would be Bell himself, who is such a gifted athlete that he will easily do this for the second straight season without missing a beat.
Fantasy Owners Beware: In 2017, Bell reported on Sept. 1. He finished with 1,291 rushing yards on 321 carries and 85 receptions for 655 yards with 11 total touchdowns in 15 games last season. It took several tilts for Bell to get up to speed, however, after skipping all of training camp—rushing 52 times for 180 total yards and one TD in the first three weeks combined.
Source: NBC Sports