Pittsburgh Steelers to Franchise Tag Le’Veon Bell

Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers is tackled by Kyle Wilson, New York Jets, during the New York Jets V Pittsburgh Steelers NFL regular season game at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, USA. 13th October 2013. Photo Tim Clayton (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed theexclusivee¬†franchise tag on Running back Le’Veon Bell.¬† Bell has spent his entire career in a Steelers uniform and has been their primary back since coming into the league in 2013. Since coming into the league in 2013, Bell has played in a total of 47 games, missing some due to injuries. When he is on the field, Bell is one of the hardest backs in the league to bring down.

Pittsburgh Steelers to Franchise Tag Le’Veon Bell

Le’Veon Bell played in 12 games in 2016, as he missed three games due to suspension for missing a drug test. Also in 2016, Bell missed one game due to a knee injury he suffered in a game. During those 12 games that he played in, Bell racked up 1,268 yards on 261 carries with seven touchdowns accounted for. Though he missed a total of four games last season, those are still good numbers for the star back to put up. Bell has a miraculous running game that can take pressure off of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Bell’s talent cannot be denied. He is portrayed as one of the best running backs of the NFL today and has no plans of slowing down. He has played in all 16 regular-season games only once in his career, which came in 2014. During the last two seasons, Bell has missed a total of 14 games either due to injury or suspension.

During his third season, Bell won the FedEx Ground Player of the Year award, which goes to the best running back in the league each season. Bell has been the primary starter in the backfield for the Steelers since 2013.

Bell went to high school in Ohio, where he starred on the football field. He played three seasons at Michigan State University, where he was a top-tier back in the Big Ten. Bell was selected in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

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