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Sport Report: Steelers expected to franchise tag Bell for 2nd time

15:50  05 march  2018
15:50  05 march  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have used the franchise tag on running back Le'Veon Bell for the second straight year. Last season, Bell sat out the offseason workouts before signing his franchise tag a week before the season UH football player charged with 2 nd -degree felony for aggravated assault…

Bell : Steelers to tag me for 2 nd year in row. PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers have informed Le'Veon Bell that they will apply the franchise tag to him for the second consecutive year in the absence of an unlikely deal by Tuesday's "I just have to decide if I'm going to play when the time comes," Bell said.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to use their franchise tag on star running back Le'Veon Bell for the second consecutive season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Team and player have been negotiating a long-term contract and will continue to do so before Tuesday's franchise tag deadline.

Bell was unhappy with his one-year offer last season and showed his disdain by sitting out training camp. It took until Sept. 4 for Bell to appear at the team facility and sign his $12.2-million tender.

The 26-year-old suggested this offseason that he would sit out or even consider retirement if hit with the tag for a second consecutive season, though it would net him a contract of $14.5 million for the 2018 season.

Bell remains in favor of more long-term security, and he's sticking to his "huge" financial demands, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

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Le'Veon Bell could sit out half of 2018 season .
Don’t say Le’Veon Bell didn’t warn you, Steelers fans. Yesterday, the Steelers would officially place the franchise tag on running back Le’Veon Bell for the second straight season. It’s not what he wants; he has been very clear about that. But the Steelers and Bell remain some ways apart on an extension.“We’re not coming to a number we both agree on – they are too low, or I guess they feel I’m too high. I’m playing for strictly my value to the team, that’s what I’m asking. I don’t think I should settle for anything less than what I’m valued at,” says Bell.And he makes a fair point.

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