According to NFL's Ian Rapoport, the Pittsburgh Steelers will franchise tag Le'Veon Bell for the 2017 season, the tag is estimated to be over $12 million in 2017

Neither side could come to an agreement for a contract extension but Bell's recent asking price was pretty steep.

Even though he may not get $15 million annually but he definitely has leverage with the way he has played down the stretch and Sunday's playoff game against the Dolphins.

In 2016, Bell averaged 28 touches per game and 157 scrimmage yards per game, both were league bests. He also finished fifth in rushing while missing the first three games of the 2016 season due to violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

The Steelers would take a risk signing him to a long-term deal with Le'Veon's recent knee injury and off-the field history. When he is healthy, Bell is one of the best in the league.

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