Will Cain says Le'Veon Bell deserves to be paid but doubts he would actually sit out from football if he received a franchise tag.
Steve Young says Pittsburgh has the offensive personnel to attack Jacksonville in the air, but the Steelers should focus on exploiting the Jaguars' 26th-ranked run defense.
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Running back Le'Veon Bell told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler that he's prepared to sit out a season, or even retire, if the Steelers use the franchise tag on him for the second consecutive year.
Steve Young says that while quarterbacks Drew Brees and Kirk Cousins will be paid more this offseason, RB Le'Veon Bell could add the most value to a team.
Jaguars LB Myles Jack describes the keys to stopping Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell.
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Mike Golic and Trey Wingo talk about the possibility of Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell retiring before a big payday.
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Dan Graziano explains the thought process behind Pittsburgh's decision to sit QB Ben Roethlisberger and RB Le'Veon Bell against the Browns.
Bell was inactive (coach's decision) for Sunday's 28-24 win over the Browns, finishing the 2017 season with 1,291 yards and nine touchdowns on 321 carries. He also caught 85 passes (on 107 targets) for 655 yards and 2 touchdowns in 15 games.
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NFL Nation reporters asked players, coaches and team personnel for their anonymous thoughts on each playoff team. Here's what they had to say.
Bell suggested that he's prepared to sit out next season, or possibly even retire, if the Steelers use their franchise tag on him for the second straight year, ESPN.com reports. "I hope it doesn't come to that, but I would definitely consider it, Bell said Thursday.
Although Darren Woodson would love to see Le'Veon Bell get paid, he wants to see him deflect contract talks and focus on the Jaguars.
Stephen A. Smith implores the Steelers to make Le'Veon Bell the highest-paid running back in the league but laments the poor timing of his ultimatum.
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