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Steelers Plan On Using Franchise Tag On Le'Veon Bell

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:15 pm
by RealGM Wiretap

The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to use their franchise tag on Le'Veon Bell this offseason.

While the Steelers will attempt to sign Bell to a long-term deal, the tag will pay him $12.377 million for 2017 if no deal is reached.

Bell has been one of the NFL's most productive running backs throughout his career but he is also one strike away from a 10-game suspension. 

A new deal for Bell could pay him as much as the six-year, $85.28 million deal Adrian Peterson signed in September of 2011.

Via Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen/ESPN