The Pittsburgh Steelers are in a stalemate with Le’Veon Bell who is currently locked in a holdout in hope of a new contract.
The Steelers aren’t budging and general manager Kevin Colbert sent a stern message to Bell regarding his holdout.
“My feeling is there’s nothing to be gained by a holdout,” Colbert told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
“The situation won’t change, it can’t really change from our part on a long-term deal.
“So it hurts him not to be here. It hurts him because he’s not working with his teammates, he’s not getting the conditioning work that he’s going to need to have a great 2017 season. And he’s not working with his teammates to get acclimated to the offense — every year it’s different.”
Bell still hasn’t signed his franchise tender but if/when he does Bell will be paid $12.12 million this season.
Still, if Bell is hoping for a new contract anytime soon, it doesn’t appear as though Colbert is going to oblige him just yet.