Will the Final Bell Toll for Le’Veon in 2017? Steelers and RB Can’t Come to a Deal

The Steelers and their biggest offensive threat out of the backfield are one season away from parting ways, as today the black and gold and running back Le’Veon Bell failed to come to a long term deal.

The two sides had until 4pm Eastern time today to get a deal done.

The result of not getting a long term deal done means that Bell will be a free agent after the final snap for the Steelers in the 2017 season, whenever that may be.

There’s also the problem of the fact that Bell has yet to sign his franchise one-year deal, meaning that he’s (for the moment) leaving $12.1 million on the table.

There’s no word if Bell is going to report to training camp in a few weeks or not, until he signs that tender is very much up in the air, and now that we know a deal isn’t going to happen, this could be a very long and interesting training camp to say the least.

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Matt Loede
Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and of course, the National Football League. On NFL Sunday’s you can hear Matt on National networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and other stations around the country. Matt also joined The Washington Post in 2009 as a guest columnist on league hot topics. Born and raised in Cleveland, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

1 Comment on "Will the Final Bell Toll for Le’Veon in 2017? Steelers and RB Can’t Come to a Deal"

  1. Bell is delusional if he thinks the Steelers are going to give him a record breaking contract when hes been suspended by league the past two years . Hes proven during his off time he cant control himself and the Steelers arent going to hand him max money for that reason

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