Sport Le'Veon Bell failed to secure deal with Steelers, will play under franchise tag

00:25  18 july  2017
00:25  18 july  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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50 Responses to “ Le ’ Veon Bell gets franchise tag from Steelers ”. As long as he is on the field, he makes the offense much more explosive. The franchise tag was simply used to provide more time for a long term deal .

– Le ' Veon Bell #herewego # steelers pic.twitter.com/euKsbUkWIA. — SteelCityUnderground (@steelcityundrgr) March 15, 2017. They have until July 15th to do that, and if they can’t, Bell will certainly play under the franchise tag this year… and make a monstrous pile of cash.

The 4 p.m. EST deadline for franchise players to agree to a long-term deal with their teams has come and gone, and Le'Veon Bell and the Steelers only have one way to proceed.

The running back will play under the exclusive franchise tag in Pittsburgh for $12.1 million, the team announced Monday.

Le'Veon Bell © (Getty Images) Le'Veon Bell

"Unfortunately, we were unable to agree to terms on a long-term contract with Le'Veon Bell prior to today's deadline," general manager Kevin Colbert said. "Le'Veon is scheduled to play this year under the exclusive franchise tag designation. We will resume our efforts to address his contract situation following the 2017 season."

Martavis Bryant wants to speak 'man to man' with Ben Roethlisberger

  Martavis Bryant wants to speak 'man to man' with Ben Roethlisberger Bryant said it's necessary for him to speak with his quarterback following Roethlisberger's critical comments over the last year.He missed four games in 2015 and had to sit out the entire 2016 season. Those suspensions drew harsh criticism from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who said last summer Bryant let the team down and lied to his teammates. Roethlisberger followed that in May by saying Bryant would have to "win back everybody’s trust.

23 Responses to “ Steelers , Le ’ Veon Bell talking long-term deal ”. if i were the steelers – hold off. have him play under the franchise tag , see if he can stay out of trouble AND if play 16 games. then talk long term.

Despite missing OTAs, Steelers running back Le ’ Veon Bell visited the team facility on Thursday. The Steelers have until July 15 to work out a contract extension or let him play on the franchise tag .

The $12.1 million Bell is scheduled to earn in 2017 is roughly $4 million more than what LeSean McCoy earns in a year. McCoy is currently the highest-paid tailback in the league after he secured a five-year, $40 million deal.

Investing in Bell has become a question for the Steelers since he has been plagued with injuries and suspensions, missing 16 games in his four-year career.

That being said, Bell has been a productive member of the Steelers when he is on the field. Last season, he ran for 1,268 yards and seven touchdowns.

Bell especially shined in Week 14, when he set the franchise regular-season rushing record in a single game with 236 yards.

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