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10-6, 2nd in AFC North

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers players having varying reactions to Le'Veon Bell suspension news. Guard Ramon Foster said on Twitter he's waiting on all the facts and will "support my guy." Another player said it "definitely sucks" to have yet another drug-testing issue within the team but that won't deter the Super Bowl mentality.

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Source: 4 cited in PED report must meet with NFL

The NFL rejected the NFLPA's view that affidavits by James Harrison, Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and Mike Neal constitute reasonable cooperation and has demanded to interview them in person.

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Le'Veon Bell still a top-five free agent

Pittsburgh's versatile back is heading into his prime, notes John Clayton, but another drug-related suspension will depress his value. Clayton: Best 2017 free agents (Insider)

Fantasy impact of likely Le'Veon Bell suspension (1:37)
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Bell tops scrimmage YPG list since 2013

Suspended Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell leads the NFL with 119 yards from scrimmage per game since 2013. RB Matt Forte, WR Julio Jones and RB Jamaal Charles round out the list.

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How the Steelers fared without Bell

The Steelers' 8-4 record without Le'Veon Bell last season was better than their 3-3 record with him. However, Ben Roethlisberger missed four of those six games with Bell.

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Le'Veon Bell's upcoming payday takes huge hit

Assuming Bell's four-game suspension isn't overturned on appeal, the Steelers RB's market value will drop significantly. With free agency looming next year, his timing couldn't be worse.

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Roethlisberger will miss three targets

The Steelers will be without retired TE Heath Miller and suspended WR Markus Wheaten this season. RB Le'Veon Bell is due to miss four games, but will appeal his suspension.

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Carson Palmer still has game

The Cardinals QB, who turned 36 in December, led the NFL in total QBR last season. He was five points better than Ben Roethlisberger.

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Will Bell's absence slow down Steelers?

The Steelers rushed a league-low 181 times while RB Le'Veon Bell was injured last season, totaling just 718 rushing yards in Weeks 9-17. Bell reportedly faces a four-game suspension for missing a drug test, according to sources.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Both the Steelers and NFL are declining comment on Le'Veon Bell's situation, but I'm told the team has been aware of the brewing possibility that Bell will miss time. In 11 full games without Bell last year, the Steelers averaged 25.8 points per outing.

Bell's suspension could have financial impact (1:00)
Graziano: Bell likely won't win appeal (1:14)

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources close to the situation tell me Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is facing a four-game suspension for violation of the NFL's drug policy. The suspension is the result of a MISSED drug test, not a failed one, and the reason it hasn't yet been announced is that the appeal process is still going on. No date for Bell's appeal has been set, though it's expected that it will be heard before the start of the regular season, meaning that if it's not overturned, he would miss the first four games of the season. Bell was suspended for the first three games of last season (later reduced to two) for a violation of the policy on substances of abuse after he was arrested for marijuana possession and DUI in the summer of 2014.

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Sources: Steelers RB Bell facing 4-game ban

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is facing a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's drug policy as a result of a missed drug test, not a failed one, sources said.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers release TE Matt Spaeth. Never recovered from a knee injury. Drafted by team in 2007. A coaches' favorite in Pittsburgh.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers will be hosting their final youth football camp of the summer on Thursday and Friday at West Allegheny High School. Linebacker Arthur Moats, fullback Roosevelt Nix and former quarterback Charlie Batch are among the instructors.

Steelers allow less when blitzing

Pittsburgh allowed 7.3 yards per pass with a standard pass rush but only 5.5 yards per pass when blitzing, notes Football Outsiders. Sneaky strengths (Insider)

Tomlin shares Roethlisberger's desire to go for two (1:29)

Team Stats

Passing Yards287.73rd
Rushing Yards107.816th
Points For26.4Tied-4th
Points Against19.911th

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