Bell takes 2018 NFL season off.

(AP 1:35 PM EST )In a public announcement Bell addressed the press stating that he would sit out the 2018 NFL season because of not being able to come to a contractual agreement with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bell would have been paid over 14 million under Pittsburghs franchise player agreement, but Bell declines to sign this agreement Bell stated he seeks a long term agreement with the organization, and wishes to remain a Pittsburgh Steeler.