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Le’Veon Bell: This will be my best season

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell‘s agent said that the “practical reality” is that the 2018 season will be his final one in Pittsburgh because no long-term deal was reached before Monday’s deadline. If that’s the case, Bell says he will be going out with a bang. Bell posted a tweet shortly after the deadline passed [more]

Looking at Le’Veon Bell’s options moving forward

For the second straight year, the Steelers and running back Le'Veon Bell failed to strike a long-term deal before the mid-July deadline for doing so. Last year, Bell’s next move was no surprise: He stayed away as long as possible while still cashing 17 checks that totaled $12.1 million. This year, what will he do? [more]

Agent: “Practical reality” this is Le’Veon Bell’s final year with Steelers

There was a little optimism from Mike Tomlin over the weekend, but the lack of strong signs that the Steelers and running back Le'Veon Bell would agree on a long-term deal made it no surprise that Monday’s deadline for him to sign such a deal would pass without anything happening. Bell’s agent Adisa Bakari confirmed [more]

Report: No deal expected for Le’Veon Bell today

There’s still a little over a half hour before the deadline, but it doesn’t look like the Steelers are going to make a deal today. According to Jeremy Folwer of ESPN.com, a source said no deal was expected today for running back Le'Veon Bell, meaning he’ll play out the year on the franchise tag for [more]

Yes, Le’Veon Bell could stay away into the regular season — at a price

As the clock ticks loudly toward the deadline for a long-term deal between the Steelers and running back Le'Veon Bell, it’s time for both sides to apply any and all pressure aimed at getting something done on the terms most favorable to them. From the player’s perspective, the ultimate leverage isn’t staying away until Labor [more]

Avoiding another deadline snafu on franchise tag deadline day

Whether it’s the restructuring of the Elvis Dumervil contract in Denver or the failed Browns-Bengals trade for AJ McCarron, the deadline-driven NFL requires certain i’s to be dotted and t’s to be crossed before deals are done. As to the franchise-tagged players who will (or won’t) have long-term deals before Monday’s 4:00 p.m. ET deadline, [more]

Le’Veon Bell once again takes center stage

In fewer than seven hours, Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell will, or won’t, have a long-term deal. If he doesn’t, he can’t have one until the regular season ends, at the earliest. Peter King, in his Football Morning in America debut, writes that Bell “continues to be confident” that a deal will get done. Ultimately, [more]

Mike Tomlin: Hopefully we’ll have exciting Le’Veon Bell news on Monday

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is sounding an optimistic note about running back Le'Veon Bell‘s contract. Tomlin told WAVY in Virginia that he’s hoping to have a long-term contract done with Bell before Monday. “Obviously we want to get the deal done,” Tomlin said. “He wants to get the deal done. Everybody has said that. Now [more]

Steelers, Le’Veon Bell enter 48-hour home stretch

They say the NFL is a deadline-driven business. One of the most consequential deadlines in recent years arrives in roughly 48 hours. If the Steelers and running back Le'Veon Bell fail to agree to terms on a long-term deal by Monday at 4:00 p.m. ET, the veteran tailback almost certainly will become an unrestricted free [more]

Could Ramon Foster be on the way out in Pittsburgh?

Steelers guard Ramon Foster will soon begin his 10th season with the team. Some think it could be his last. Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review explains that the Steelers could choose to go with B.J. Finney in 2019. Finney will be a restricted free agent; Foster, who is in the final year of his [more]

Antonio Brown turns 30, won’t “pay attention to my age”

Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown did more before turning 30 than a lot of players do in their entire careers. Brown’s 733 catches and 9,910 yards are more than any other receiver since he entered the league and he reached 700 catches faster than any other player in league history. Brown’s 2017 season also closed [more]

Former Steelers defensive back Ron Johnson dies at 62

Former Steelers defensive back Ron Johnson has died, according to Steelers Depot. Johnson was 62. A first-round pick in 1978, Johnson won two Super Bowl rings in his seven seasons with the Steelers. He made 13 interceptions during his career, including four in his rookie season. He also intercepted a pass in the 1978 AFC [more]

Without a long-term deal, will Le’Veon Bell boycott camp, again?

Last year, after the Steelers and running back Le'Veon Bell failed to strike a long-term deal before the mid-July deadline for doing so, Bell stayed away as long as possible. He showed up eventually on Labor Day, signed his franchise tender, and made the full $12.1 million. This year, if the Steelers and Bell don’t [more]

Steelers need to find a slot receiver

The Steelers have two great outside receivers in Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster. Beyond that, the depth chart is unsettled. The biggest question mark, as noted by Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, comes at the slot position. Yes, Smith-Schuster could operate from the slot, if the team feels comfortable with rookie second-rounder James Washington [more]

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. The Steelers , the Cowboys, the Lions, and the Rams have until Monday, July 16, to work out long-term deals with running back Le'Veon Bell, defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, defensive [more]

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