- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Redskins rookie Derrius Guice is standing up for a fellow running back. 

Guice weighed in on Le’Veon Bell’s contract dispute with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday, tweeting he “can’t believe” some of the reactions from fans. 

On Monday, Bell and the Steelers failed to reach a long-term agreement before the league’s 4 p.m. deadline for players who are on the franchise tag to receive an extension. 

Bell, on his second straight tag, will make $14.5 million in 2018. His agent told ESPN that Bell’s “intention was to retire as a Steeler. But now that there’s no deal, the practical reality is, this now likely will be Le’Veon’s last season as a Steeler.”

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Bell turned down an offer with an average salary of $15 million.

Fans blasted Bell on Twitter: 

In response to Guice, a fan tweeted “We support the team not the players we like the players but our loyalty is with Pittsburgh.”

 


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