AFC North Notes: Steelers, Bell, Bengals

Is Le’Veon Bell looking for $17MM/year? There have been rumblings about the running back looking for a salary equivalent to Antonio Brown‘s, but as Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com understands it, that’s not quite the case. When asked earlier this offseason about how much he would need to take the field, the Steelers star said he wouldn’t take anything less than $14.5MM annually (the value of his franchise tender) over the course of a long-term deal. That answer implies that a deal could be reached for roughly $15MM/year, which may be more realistic.

Here’s more on Bell plus other news out of the AFC North:

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4 comments on “AFC North Notes: Steelers, Bell, Bengals

  1. Z-A

    Need to adjust Big Ben’s cap figure beyond these two years, extend him lower that cap.

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    • crosseyedlemon

      Why are they going to extend a guy who is 36 and takes several games to recover from injury? They can’t have his contract come due in 2022 when Brown will also be a UFA. You have no confidence that Dobbs could develop into a starter?

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  2. madmanTX

    Steelers force Bell’s hand: play tagged or retire. Skip replacing in draft. Need more attention to rebuilding defense. Ben might need to throw more next season–he has the weapons.

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