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|Last year Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell didn’t sign his franchise tag and report to the team until training camp and the preseason were over. This year coach Mike Tomlin hopes that’s not the case.
Tomlin told CBS Sports that he would like to see Bell in camp Marc-Andre Fleury Jersey , and in better shape, than last year.
“I’m hopeful that he’ll get to us sooner. I’m hopeful that he’ll be in better condition even than he was a year ago,” Tomlin said.
It’s hard to see any reason Bell would have for reporting earlier this year than last year. Bell wanted a long-term contract, and when he and the Steelers failed to agree on one before the deadline for franchise players to sign, it seemed a near-certainty that Bell would wait until just before the start of the regular season to report.
As for reporting in better shape, last year Bell did get off to a somewhat slow start, carrying just 10 times for 32 yards and adding three catches for 15 yards in Week One. But he had a strong season Authentic David Desharnais Jersey , and he’ll be motivated to have another strong season in a contract year, so he’s likely going to show up in good shape. Even if he’s not there until the preseason is over.
A year removed from musing about retirement, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger plans to keep going. Which means that he could indeed be going beyond the duration of his current contract, which expires after the 2019 season.
Roethlisberger says he’s not thinking about that.
“I have two years on my contract. I’m not going to be one to sit here and worry about my contract,” Roethlisberger said Sunday at a football camp in Pittsburgh, via ESPN.com. “That’s not my job. My job is to play football. I’ll let my representation, the Steelers worry about all that stuff. To me Milan Lucic Jersey Kids , it’s all about going out and playing now. I think there are a lot more, maybe a lot more important people who need to get their deals done now. For me to do it two years out, if it doesn’t make sense for the team, I’m not going to sit here and worry about it.”
That could be viewed as a not-so-subtle slap at Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who also has two years left on his contract, who makes only $150,000 more per year on average that Roethlisberger Jay Beagle Jersey , who has fewer Super Bowl wins that Roethlisberger, and who seems to be very motivated to get a new contract.
“I care about record-breaking Super Bowl wins and things like that — that’s more important to me,” Roethlisberger said.
“It’s important, too, to understand as quarterback of this team, sometimes you almost have to leave a little bit of money behind for other guys,” Roethlisberger added. “That’s not my job Markus Granlund Jersey , that’s not my thing to worry about. That’s why I have agents.”
Still, with the top of the market at $30 million per year, Roethlisberger has every right to feel underpaid. Even if he’s not saying or doing anything to suggest that he’d like to have his contract adjusted.
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