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Pittsburgh expected to use franchise tag on Le'Veon Bell

Pittsburgh expected to use franchise tag on Le'Veon Bell

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday, the Steelers are expected to franchise tag Bell before Tuesday's deadline, barring a dramatic turn in talks, according to sources informed of the situation.

"Pittsburgh general manager Kevin Colbert told reporters last Wednesday in Indianapolis that the team is "(trying) to figure out common ground" with Bell's representatives at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Despite their best efforts, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Le'Veon Bell appear unlikely to come to terms on a new long-term contract by March 6, which is the deadline for teams to use the franchise tag on a player.

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Bell, 26, has been attempting to get a long-term deal signed with the team for over a year now.

Bell missed the entire preseason in 2017 before signing the franchise tag that earned him $12.1 million for the season. If they are still unable to get anything done, Bell would play under the one-year deal again. He was third in the National Football League in rushing yards and 10th in receptions. While Lawrence was a dominant pass-rusher last season, he has otherwise dealt with major health issues, including two back surgeries, over his first four National Football League seasons.

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