Le’Veon Bell ends his holdout and reports to practice

by Angela Davis|@jerseygirlsport |@ladyadavis Le'Veon Bell's holdout is over! While he's taking his time free-styling and profiling, he decided the best use of his talent is on the gridiron and he reported to practice on Friday. The NFL Network first reported his arrival and upon passing his physical, he'll sign his contract--a $12.1M franchise tag. Bell is back, but we're not sure if he's happy.
It's a little frustrating, but it's a business," Bell said at the time, per  ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. "I'm not in a rush to sign for something I'm not valued at if I feel I'm worth more than what they are offering me."

According to NFL Network'sTom Pelissero, that offer averaged $12 million a season, including a $30 million payout over the first two years of the new deal. 

However, Bell ultimately decided to table discussions because he was seeking a deal that could help reset the running back market. 

The running back market definitely took a hit, and I can't be the guy who continues to let it take a hit," Bell said, per Fowler.

"We do everything: We block, we run, we catch the ball. Our value isn't where it needs to be. I'm taking it upon myself to open up some eyes and show the position is more valuable."

He's right. It IS a business and should he deliver again this season, there's no doubt he'll hold out again, this time for much more. What do you think?

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