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Sport Report: Steelers, Bell make ‘some progress’ on contract

04:00  15 july  2018
04:00  15 july  2018 Source:   yardbarker.com

Clock ticks on long-term deals for franchise-tagged players

  Clock ticks on long-term deals for franchise-tagged players For a handful of NFL franchises, the slow time could soon be interrupted, thanks to the most important annual deadline applicable to the franchise tag.For a handful of NFL franchises, the slow time could soon be interrupted, thanks to the most important annual deadline applicable to the franchise tag.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Steelers and Bell have made “ some progress ” in contract talks, but any agreement looks like it will come right down to Monday’s deadline to agree long-term contracts with franchise tagged players.

Bell waited until the beginning of September to sign the tag and report to the Steelers last season, which caused all kinds of drama through training camp and the preseason. During contract negotiations last offseason, Bell rejected an offer worth million over the first three years of a

a group of football players: There's hope for a deal, after all.© Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports There's hope for a deal, after all.

Negotiations look like they’ll come down to the deadline between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Le’Veon Bell.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Steelers and Bell have made “some progress” in contract talks, but any agreement looks like it will come right down to Monday’s deadline to agree long-term contracts with franchise tagged players.

Bell and the Steelers were in the same spot last year and ended up getting nothing done. Everyone involved has voiced their hope that it doesn’t come to that again, but Bell has been determined to get what he feels he’s owed. The running back himself has voiced his optimism as talks have gone on, but with two days to go, anything could happen.

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