This might not be the news that Le'Veon Bell wants to hear.
According to a report, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be meeting with former LSU running back Derrius Guice ahead of his pro day.
#Steelers GM Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin will take #LSU RB Derrius Guice out to a private dinner before his pro day on April 4th, per source. The team also had a formal interview with him at the Combine a month ago.— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) March 26, 2018
It's expected that Guice will go out to a private dinner with Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin.
Guice is one of the top running backs in the 2018 NFL Draft. He's projected to go late in the first round or early in the second round. The Steelers currently hold the 28th overall pick, so there's certainly a chance that Guice will be available when they're on the clock.
But, why would the Steelers consider drafting Guice, who has the potential to be a superstar, with Bell on their roster?
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and GM Kevin Colbert are having dinner with LSU RB Derrius Guice around his pro day next week, per source. @LedyardNFLDraft 1st. The Steelers' first-round intrigue in Guice is real. Also met with him at combine.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 26, 2018
Bell is the best running back in the NFL. The Steelers recently franchise tagged him, and have yet to work out a long-term deal.
Bell will be a free agent after the 2018 season, and if the Steelers see the upside in Guice, they might not find it beneficial to pay upwards of $20 million per year for a running back, even if he is the best in the league.
So, this is not exactly the news that Steelers fans will want to hear. Bell has made it clear that he wants to be in Pittsburgh. But at the same time, he also wants a huge pay day. Which side will prevail between the Steelers and money remains to be seen.