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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:26 am    Post subject: First, unless the NFL and the Steelers renege on the positio Reply with quote

Now that it’s clear that running back Le'Veon Bell won’t be playing in 2018 David DeCastro Jersey , the team’s options become more clear for 2019.Which means that the Steelers won’t be applying the franchise tender to Bell.Second, and as explained last week, Bell’s decision not to show up in 2018 keeps his transition tender at $14.54 million for 2019, much higher than it would have been if he’d returned for the final seven weeks of the season.Of course Marcus Gilbert Jersey , the Steelers will have that cap space, since they were holding $14.54 million in 2018 under the franchise tag. So they can carry it over and devote it to Bell, if they want to reserve a right to match an offer sheet Bell signs.But it remains unlikely that the Steelers would match a significant offer that includes fully guaranteed money extending in 2020 and beyond, because the Steelers simply refuse to structure contracts that way. (Also, they have James Conner under contract for two more years at minimum salaries.) While it’s possible that the Steelers would try to apply the transition tag, match an offer sheet Cheap Terrell Edmunds Jersey , and trade Bell, it would be a delicate process that would potentially require the kind of winking and nodding in which the Steelers usually don’t engage.However it plays out, Bell now has the one thing that two years of the franchise tag have prevented him from experiencing: A chance to negotiate freely with other teams and go to the highest bidder. There is a lot on the line for both teams participating in the Thursday Night Football game in Week 10. When the host Pittsburgh Steelers(5-2-1) play the Carolina Panthers (6-2) at Heinz Field, both teams will desperately need a win for various reasons.The Panthers are staring up at the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South standings, and any hopes they have of claiming the division crown won’t allow too many setbacks along the way. The Steelers hold the top spot in the AFC North, but can really put some distance between them and the rest of the pack if they can beat the Panthers on Thursday night.
A win would move them to 6-2-1 with the Bengals preparing to host the Saints on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. A Steelers win Cheap Antonio Brown Jersey , combined with a Bengals loss, would put some serious distance between the two rivals with 6 weeks remaining on the schedule.Scenarios aside, this Week 10 matchup will certainly carry some big names with it, and these two teams are more than similar. It is downright eerie how similar they are with one another. Picking a winner is no cake walk, so we turn to the NFL experts who release weekly picks to see who they are leaning towards in this prime time matchup.Looking for a pro-Steelers site? Look no further than CBS Sports, where 7 of their 8 experts all like the home team in this matchup.Want another pro-Steelers site? How about Bleacher Report? 3 of their 4 experts all like the Steelers to win tonight.Perhaps you want a more neutral website? The haters here at SB Nation always provide for those looking for this. Of the 7 experts who make weekly picks Cheap Le'Veon Bell Jersey , 4 of them like Pittsburgh with the other 3 obviously pulling for the visiting team.These are just a few websites, with so many more on the internet. What about all those other sites? Who do those experts like? This is where NFL Pick Watch comes in. This site takes all expert picks across the internet, and puts them into one easy-to-read graph. At the time of this article being written, a whopping 84% of experts like the Steelers to hold serve at home.Will the Panthers pull off the upset? Or will the Steelers take care of business and sit back and watch how the other teams in the AFC North do this weekend? Only time will tell, but the experts are clearly leaning in Pittsburgh’s favor.
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