The Sports Daily
Could Le’Veon Bell get the franchise tag?

Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell may not get the big payday he was seeking.

It was initially rumored that Bell would be awarded a contract, possibly for the long-term, but with the franchise tag deadline rapidly approaching, that may no longer be the case.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said as much on Monday, citing that it’s unlikely the two sides will get a deal done.

This is interesting because Bell held out until Sept. 4 last season, before signing his $12.2 million tender. And he, as well as the Steelers, were negatively impacted as a result, with him getting off to a slow start to begin his 2017 campaign.

Bell rushed for 1,291 yards (nine touchdowns) last season.