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Antonio Brown sends another pointed message to Le’Veon Bell

Rachel Wold
Le'Veon Bell Antonio Brown, Jan 8, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) celebrates with Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) after scoring a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in the AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown sent this clever and very non-cryptic message to fellow teammate, running back Le’Veon Bell.

There’s a pencil and paper there indicating Brown is encouraging Bell to sign his $12.12 million franchise tag. It was the second such message Brown had for Bell in as many days.

Bell and the Steelers failed to come to terms on a long-term deal before the July 17 deadline. The fifth-year running back recently said he wants to be paid like a top tier running back and a No. 2 wide receiver.

Bell turned down a deal that would have paid him slightly more than $12 million per season.

Brown clearly wants Bell to sign the franchise tender, return to the team and make a run for Super Bowl LII.

This might be easy for Brown to ask considering the Steelers just made him the highest paid receiver in the league. But that did not happen without Brown waiting patiently for multiple years while other league receivers got paid first.

The same patience is now being requested by AB.