James Harrison, a former teammate of Le'Veon Bell with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has some advice for the running back.
Bell has stayed away from the Steelers, who placed the franchise tag on him. Bell wants to hit free agency this coming offseason in good health, but won't get the accrued season he needs to become a free agent if he never shows up.
Harrison suggests Bell should sign the franchise tag before the deadline to get the accrued season, report to the Steelers and then fake an injury to prevent himself from taking the field.
"I think the play for Le'Veon, if I'm Le'Veon, is I'm coming back — what is it, November 13? — and I'm gonna go in there, I'm gonna get my credit for the season I need to get, and I'm gonna do the best I can to get out of that season healthy. And, for me, I'd give you everything in practice, you would see — the cameras would see — that I am fine, I am healthy. But come Saturday, 'Something ain't right, I can't play on Sunday.' Because if I go out here and I mess something up I'm losing a lot of money," Harrison said on FS1.