Steelers expected to franchise tag Le'Veon Bell

Why Todd Gurley should be watching Le'Veon Bell's contract situation very closely

Why Todd Gurley should be watching Le'Veon Bell's contract situation very closely

The running back later walked back those comments, but this is certainly a situation that will come to a head in the future months.

The Steelers aren't buying Le'Veon Bell's threat to retire or sit out the 2018 season if the team uses its franchise tag on him this offseason and they are expected to tag him for the second straight year, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

"I know what I do and what I bring to the table", said Bell, who waited until September 4 to sign his $12.1 million franchise tender this past season.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported Bell preferred a long-term deal worth $16 million a year before the 2017 season and "is only going to seek at least that much now". The cap hit for the Steelers to franchise tag him again in 2018 would be $14.54 million.

Now, Pittsburgh would try to work out a longterm contract with Bell if it does end up placing a franchise tag on him, but the organization tried that a year ago and was not able to come to an agreement with the Reynoldsburg, Ohio native.

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