Published: Thu, November 15, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Steelers players dismantle Le'Veon Bell's locker

Steelers players dismantle Le'Veon Bell's locker

Le'Veon not responding at all.

Several members of the Pittsburgh Steelers raided Le'Veon Bell's locker and removed his No. 26 nameplate after Wednesday's practice.

The Steelers can still place the franchise tag on Bell for a third time after the season, but that is reportedly unlikely. While the Steelers could slap a transition tag on Bell in the offseason, all signs point to the three-time Pro Bowl selection hitting the open market and finding a new home.

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler posted a video showing linebacker Bud Dupree thanking Bell for his Jordan Brand cleats before putting one of the shoes on.

"Appreciate the cleats, my guy", Dupree said into a camera.

Bell left behind a locker full of stuff, including cleats, shirts and a CD labeled "Le'Veon Bell #1". "I am glad that we won't talk about this anymore, though". But like I said, to each their own. "We fall short on things because guys get selfish or guys say, 'Hey, yeah, we're going to take a deal'". Bell, Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown formed the "Killer B's", one of the NFL's most formidable trios.

With Bell now officially out for the rest of the season, James Conner will hold onto his starter's role in the Steelers' backfield down the stretch, provided he's healthy. Additionally, Bell's replacement James Conner ranks second in the National Football League with 1,158 yards from scrimmage and has reached the endzone 11 times.

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