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Steelers, RB Le’Veon Bell Fail To Strike Long-Term Deal By Deadline

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Pittsburgh Steelers were unable to get a long-term deal done with running back Le’Veon Bell before Monday’s 4pm league deadline and now the former second-round draft pick out of Michigan State will have to play under the $12.12 franchise tag that was issued him by the team earlier in the offseason.

Steelers and Le'Veon Bell unable to reach agreement today. Bell will play this season under $12.1 million tag,…

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 17, 2017

Bell, who reportedly is now fully healed from offseason groin surgery, has yet to sign his franchise tag, however, and thus the talk about the running back will now turn to whether or not he’ll show up for training camp on time.