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Le'Veon Bell jersey sales dropping in latest Dick's Sporting Goods report

Joe Rutter
| Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, 5:18 p.m.
Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell avoids the Texans’ Marcus Gilchrist on a run in the first quarter Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, at NRG Stadium in Houston.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell avoids the Texans’ Marcus Gilchrist on a run in the first quarter Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Le’Veon Bell is gone, and he’s apparently starting to be forgotten by fans when it comes to NFL jersey sales.

Bell’s jersey has dropped from No. 19 to No. 57 in sales for the 2018 season, according to the Dick’s Sporting Goods Jersey Report that was released Wednesday.

The Pittsburgh Steelers running back remains in Miami while deciding when he will sign his $14.544 million franchise-tag tender. Bell already has forfeited two weeks of salary – $1.71 million combined – because of his absence.

Five Steelers teammates rank ahead of Bell on the jersey report. Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has surged 35 spots to No. 8. He’s one spot ahead of wide receiver Antonio Brown.

Running back James Conner ranks No. 31 and linebacker T.J. Watt is No. 48.

While Bell ranks No. 57, he at least ahead of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, whose jersey sales rank No. 59.

Other Steelers players listed in the top 100 are tackle Alejandro Villanueva (No. 76) and linebacker Ryan Shazier (No. 92).

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has the best-selling jersey for the season.

Joe Rutter is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe at jrutter@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tribjoerutter.

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