LeVeon Bell holding out of Steelers camp

Groveport native LeVeon Bell is not reporting to the start of Steelers camp in a contract dispute. (MGN Online)

Groveport native LeVeon Bell did not show up to the start of Steelers training camp Thursday.

NFL.com reports the hold out was expected, as Bell is looking for a long-term contract and has not yet signed his one-year franchise tender for $12.1 million.

Many Steelers, including All Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown, have been encouraging Bell to come to camp.

A year ago, Bell was the Steelers' leading rusher and trailed only Brown in receiving yards. NFL.com says Bell is looking to get paid like the top running back and No. 2 receiver on the team. Brown is playing on a 5-year, $72 million contract.

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