Potentially big fantasy news: NFL, Le'Veon Bell are negotiating a settlement that could reduce his 3-gm suspension to 1 or 2.— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) July 28, 2015
Back in April when I took my first pass at a schedule prediction, we noted the Bell suspension looming:
So we'll have to keep tabs on the Le'Veon Bell suspension. As it stands, he's out for the first three weeks of the season. I say "as it stands," as any potential modification to the suspension is going to have Steelers fans checking the news frequently as we near the season. As that story from Behind the Steel Curtain notes? Pittsburgh is 0-4 without Bell during his career. I'll stick with the short historical note with the Rams in the rare position of being over .500...
Well, the season's nearing. The 8,462 things we noted over the offseason to prepare to keep an eye out for are now here and it's time for an eye workout.
The Rams will host the Steelers in week 3, Bell available or not.
Stay tuned on the Bell suspension front.
(UPDATED at 3:12pm ET, July 28)
It's been reduced to two games. Bell will be available when the Steelers come to St. Louis in week 3.