Steelers, Bell Fail to Reach Long-Term Deal Before Deadline

July 16, 2018 before 4 p.m. ET was the NFL deadline for a contract extension agreement between Le’Veon Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bell and the Steelers were in talks all day today, but as the day grew longer and longer, the optimism to get a long-term deal done began to fade. The deadline has passed and Bell will now be forced to play under the team’s franchise tag.

Here’s what Bell’s agent, Adisa Bakari had to say:

At this point, Bell may take the same approach he did last year when he sat until week 1 of the NFL’s regular season. Here’s what he had to say via Twitter:

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