Running back Le'Veon Bell signs tender with Steelers

PITTSBURGH PA- JANUARY 08 Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell runs with the ball during the NFL Football Wild Card Playoff game between the Miami Dolphins and the Pittsburgh Steelers

The rusher of the Pittsburgh Steelers Le Veon Bell has finally agreed to wear the label of player franchise next season, on Monday. Tomlin made a point to reference Bell's well-documented football savvy. I feel like when I went to practice, they gave me my normal reps, like I've been doing in practice last year, the year before that and all of the years I've been here. "But obviously, I am excited about this year and I am ready to move forward".

Bell has rushed for 4,045 yards, with 26 touchdowns, and has caught 227 passes for 2,005 yards and five touchdowns in four seasons. Because of Bell's abilities as a dual threat running back, he will likely become the NFL's highest paid running back once he signs a long-term deal - the only question is how much will the Steelers be willing to pay him compared to the NFL's elite running backs. That deadline-date offer was a five-year deal and reportedly would have paid Bell more than any running back in the National Football League, including guaranteeing him at least $37 million in the first three years of the deal.

In the postseason, Bell was handed the ball 29 and 30 times in wins over Miami and Kansas City, respectively. "There is business behind it so there's no hard feelings". Wilcox, and Vance McDonald also fit into that category, although those three are a bit different than Bell in that they've never played for the Steelers. And, even if he didn't know who it was, a simple "Who dis?" would have taken us right to the bottom of the matter. As a result, Bell decided not to sign his one-year franchise tender until Monday, when he officially reported to the team. However, the more practice time he gets under his belt, the better game shape he will be in, which should erase any concern that he won't be prepared for the regular season.



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