Source: Le’Veon Bell will skip Steelers organized team activities

Running back Le’Veon Bell does not plan to attend the Pittsburgh Steelers’ organized team activities, which begin Tuesday, according to a source.

He claims to have looked in the mirror and noticed a need for change. He went about making it happen this offseason.

Because obviously there was stuff that happened, he said. “I want to continue to work on myself, communicate better, not let certain stuff get to me. Continue to strive and get better every day.”

The Giants have been happy with what they’ve seen so far. They’re planning on Apple being a significant piece to the team. He ran with the starting defense at cornerback opposite Janoris Jenkins on Monday.

The team announced Nelson’s four-year deal Monday.

The cornerback from Wisconsin was picked 110th overall. He might have gone higher if not for the knee injury suffered in a pre-draft workout with the Lions. He needed only a partial meniscus repair, so it could have been worse, but he still stands as a cautionary tale against the proliferation of such workouts.

The Raiders have two picks left to sign, third-rounders Brandon Parker and Arden Key.

The Astros wore T-shirts during batting practice on Tuesday to honor the victims of last week’s Texas school shooting that left 10 people dead. The shirts have “We Play For Santa Fe” on them and are in the school’s colors. The green shirts feature the school’s name in gold letters and the Astros logo in white with a gold star. The Astros wanted to do something to show their support for those affected by the shooting in Santa Fe, which is about 30 miles from their ballpark in downtown Houston.ravens_014