Colbert on Le’Veon Bell: ‘Nothing to be gained by a holdout’

Colbert on Le’Veon Bell: ‘Nothing to be gained by a holdout’

Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert isn’t mincing any words when it comes to currently holding out running back Le’Veon Bell.

“My feeling is there’s nothing to be gained by a holdout,” Colbert told Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

“The situation won’t change, it can’t really change from our part on a long-term deal. So it hurts him not to be here. It hurts him because he’s not working with his teammates, he’s not getting the conditioning work that he’s going to need to have a great 2017 season. And he’s not working with his teammates to get acclimated to the offense — every year it’s different.”

Colbert went on to explain that it all comes down to the old adage – out of sight, out of mind, where the team will be looking at other RBs in training camp during Bell’s absence.

“… When he’s not here we’re going to look at the other guys.”