NFL Rumors: Steelers To Franchise Tag Le’Veon Bell Again Barring Last-Minute Contract

by abournenesn

Mar 5, 2018

Le’Veon Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers don’t appear to be close to a long-term contract agreement, and that likely will result in the star running back being franchise tagged for the second straight season.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported on the situation Monday. Bell and the Steelers have until Tuesday’s NFL deadline to reach a contract or the tag will be used.

While a long-term deal would give Bell more financial security, he will be paid handsomely in 2018 if franchise tagged.

Bell was one of the best players in the NFL during the 2017 campaign. He ran for 1,291 yards with nine rushing touchdowns, in addition to 85 receptions for 655 yards and two touchdowns.

Bell just turned 26 in February and has played six pro seasons, all with the Steelers.

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