Running back Le’Veon Bell signed his $12.1 million franchise tag Monday, according to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Steelers placed the franchise tag on Bell after the two sides could not agree to a long-term deal.
The Steelers placed the franchise tag on Bell who held out and missed all of training camp and did not play during the preseason.
Bell and the Steelers can negotiate on a long-term contract extension after the 2017 season ends.
The Steelers have a few options on how to approach this situation after the season concludes. The Steelers could give Bell the contract he wants or could place another tag on him if the two sides still can’t agree to a multi-year deal. Bell might also be given the chance to test free agency and receive offers from other teams.