Le’Veon Bell may not report by deadline after learning new information

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NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala and Tom Pellissero are reporting that if Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell were to be franchise-tagged in 2019, it would be at the astronomical number of $25 million, which lines up with the figure for quarterbacks.

If you've been paying attention to the Le'Veon Bell situation, then you may have noticed that there seems to be at least one new twist every day.

"If he doesn't want to play for $14.5 million, why would he want to play for $5 million?" the source told ESPN, referring to the prorated balance remaining on Bell's $14.5 million franchise tender.

According to The Athletic, Bell and his camp confirmed that the running back would count as a third-year franchise player in 2019 even if he doesn't sign his $14.5 million tender this season.

With all of that in mind, the 26-year old Pro Bowler took to twitter last night with a pair of cryptic tweets - both of which were posted in an upside down font.

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Despite the video, there was no indication Wednesday that Bell had visited the team's facility.

"Just about everybody has an opinion on my life and anxious about what I'm doing. don't judge me off my decisions because maybe this isn't what you'd do", Bell wrote.

Reports from earlier in the season suggested Bell needed to sign with the team by November 13 if he wanted to retain his free agent eligibility following the season. I'm not apologizing for what I believe is right for myself, family, and rest of my peers, period.

He rushed for 1,291 yards with nine touchdowns over 15 games in 2017 with the Steelers, his fifth year in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh is 5-2-1 on the season and sit first in the AFC North, while Bell's replacement, James Conner, sits second in the National Football League in rushing yards.

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