Steelers’ Mike Tomlin says ‘I’m not talking Le’Veon’ Bell trade rumors |

Steelers’ Mike Tomlin says ‘I’m not talking Le’Veon’ Bell trade rumors

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Tampa, Fla.

Two days after ESPN reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers were listening to trade offers for unsigned All Pro running back Le’Veon Bell, Mike Tomlin wouldn’t confirm or deny that.

In fact, he wouldn’t say much of anything about Bell, who remains away from the team as it begins preparations for its Week 4 game.

Asked about the Adam Schefter report that the Steelers are “now listening to trade offers” for Bell — in an open-ended way that allowed Tomlin to speak in any matter about the Bell situation — Tomlin used just 13 words.

“I’m not talking Le’Veon. I’m just not. There is nothing new to add.”

Bell continues to forfeit $855,000 per game he misses while he refuses to sign the $14.5 million franchise-tag tender the Steelers offered in the spring. Bell cannot sign a multi-year contract extension – with any team – before this season ends.

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Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris at [email protected] or via Twitter @C_AdamskiTrib.

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