Pittsburgh Steelers

Stadium: Heinz Field | Coach: Mike Tomlin
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense7th110.0 (14th)262.6 (5th)
Defense12th100.0 (13th)242.6 (16th)

Schedule

1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 10
at CLE
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 17
MIN
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 24
at CHI
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 1
at BAL
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 8
JAC
4:25 pm EDT
Sun Oct 15
at KC
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 22
CIN
8:30 pm EDT
Sun Oct 29
at DET
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 12
at IND
8:25 pm EST
Thu Nov 16
TEN
8:30 pm EST
Sun Nov 26
GB
8:30 pm EST
Mon Dec 4
at CIN
8:30 pm EST
Sun Dec 10
BAL
4:25 pm EST
Sun Dec 17
NE
4:30 pm EST
Mon Dec 25
at HOU
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 31
CLE

Standings

AFC
North
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Pittsburgh11-5-05-1-0
Baltimore8-8-04-2-0
Cincinnati6-9-13-3-0
Cleveland1-15-00-6-0
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Steelers' Le'Veon Bell: Will play under franchise tag in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell (groin) and the Steelers were unable to agree to a long-term contract prior to Monday's 4:00 p.m. EDT deadline, meaning he'll play this season under the $12.1 million franchise tag, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Bell will be the NFL's highest-paid running back this year, but considering he hasn't signed his tender yet, he's not required to report for the start of training camp next week. Whether he does so remains to be seen, but without an extension in place, he'll become a free agent following the upcoming campaign. While that provides the 25-year-old with plenty of incentive to continue racking up huge numbers, it also puts some pressure on Bell to remain healthy. In the wake of a couple of knee injuries through his first four seasons, Bell underwent surgery in March to address a groin issue, but is expected to be ready to roll for Week 1.

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Steelers' Le'Veon Bell: Not close to new deal ahead of deadline
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell (groin) has until 4:00 EST Monday to secure a long-term contract with the Steelers, but an agreement is not currently considered close, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Bell's negotiations are anticipated to flirt with Monday's deadline, and if he's unable to reach an agreement by then, he'll play the upcoming campaign under the Steelers' franchise tag. That designation would guarantee Bell $12.12 million this season, but would leave both he and Pittsburgh in need of revisiting his situation next offseason. Given the 25-year-old's huge production, he's slated to be the NFL's top-paid tailback this season regardless of whether he gets a new deal by Monday's deadline. However, after a few injury concerns through his first four years, including a groin issue that he's aiming to overcome heading into training camp, added long-term security has to come at the right price for both parties.

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Steelers' Le'Veon Bell: Contract deadline nearing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell's (groin) negotiations over a long-term contract could come down to next week's league deadline of 4:00 ET on July 17, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Bell is currently set to play the upcoming campaign under the Steelers' franchise tag, which would earn him $12.12 million in guaranteed money. Given his massive production since entering the league four years ago, Pittsburgh is rightfully keen to secure Bell's services for the foreseeable future, but the team also needs to weigh any investment against Bell's injury risk. The 25-year-old has already dealt with a couple of knee injuries and failed to finish last year's playoff run due to a groin problem. Despite the latter ailment requiring offseason surgery, Bell seems destined to be ready for Week 1, but it remains to be seen whether he'll have a new deal by then. If he does, Bell will certainly be the NFL's newly appointed highest-paid running back, but if Bell and the organization cannot reach terms by next week's deadline, they'd be forced to revisit the situation next offseason.

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