And no matter where you stand on him sitting out, he's likely to get what he's looking for.
The Steelers will have the option to designate Bell as their franchise player again this offseason, but the one-year salary tied to Bell's third straight franchise tag is expected to exceed $25 million, a payout believed to be far too prohibitive for a Pittsburgh return.
"Going in, I knew I could win some of my battles today", Davis said. Instead, Bell made good on a threat he made almost 11 months ago, when he said he would consider sitting out the season if the team kept him from free agency via a second franchise tag.
"Hell yeah, it's personal", Lewis said.
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However, it is becoming more and more clear that the Yankees intend to pass on Harper. Part of the thought in signing Harper would be that you may be paying for his peak.
"I understand that business is an element of this", Tomlin said.
So while Belichick went on to say that it's not been a big surprise to them and that the frequency with which teams are employing such strategies "could be a little more or a little less" than they think, it feels as if it's just been a unusual and challenging season in terms of the match ups this year.
The other IR/return player for the Patriots is running back Rex Burkhead, who was placed on IR with a neck injury in September.
The loss snapped a six-game win streak for the Patriots, as they will enter the bye week 7-3. Today we just played a bad game, and you see what happens. "Yeah, we'll see how it goes". He's never backed down from his stance that he will skip the whole season in search of long-term security.