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2018 Schedule
13-3, 1st in AFC North
2h

RR: A World Cup Recap, Le'Veon Bell & Kawhi

Russillo loved the World Cup but questions if soccer is growing in the US, plus he talks Le'Veon Bell's contract, the Raptors interest in Kawhi and a thought on LeSean McCoy.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Adisa Bakari, Le'Veon Bell's agent, said on NFL Live that the Steelers are a great organization that worked with him in earnest but "do deals a little differently" (typically, guaranteeing the first year of a contract and the signing bonus and not future years). "We have to focus on the guarantee," Bakari said.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Appearing on NFL Live, Le'Veon Bell's agent Adisa Bakari said he understands how teams view the running back position but Bell's skill set as an all-over-the-field playmaker transcends that constraint and will attract teams in 2019 as he approaches free agency

Bell's agent: Le'Veon intends to retire with Steelers (1:05)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Le'Veon Bell‘s tentative plan is to miss Steelers training camp but be ready for the regular season, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation, who added Bell missing games because of his contract situation would be a shock. The Steelers also expect him to play a full season.

Riddick: Bell 'taking a big gamble on himself' (1:19)
Bell's most memorable moments in Pittsburgh (1:20)
Schefter: Bell feels Steelers want to pay position, not player (1:30)
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1dJeremy Fowler

Agent: 2018 likely Bell's final season as Steeler

After the Steelers and running back Le'Veon Bell failed to reach an agreement on a contract extension before Monday's 4 p.m. franchise tag deadline, Bell's agent told ESPN, "This now likely will be Le'Veon's last season as a Steeler."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

A deal between Le'Veon Bell and the Steelers is not expected to be reached by the 4 p.m. franchise tag deadline, according to a source. Bell set to play on the franchise tag for the second straight year barring unforeseen development.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Le'Veon Bell and the Steelers have been talking throughout the day heading into the 4 p.m. franchise tag deadline. There has not been much optimism Bell will take the team's deal but nothing is official yet.

2d

Adam Schefter on the NFL deadline

Adam Schefter joins to talk NFL offseason deals ahead of today's deadline. Plus, should Croatia have been called for a handball and Howard Bryant talks Serena's dominance.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Tomlin expressed optimism over Le'Veon Bell's franchise tag status entering Monday's deadline. Speaking to WAVY Channel 10 while in Virginia for Hampton Roads Youth Foundation football camp, Tomlin said everyone wants a deal done, "now it's just about negotiators getting into a room and doing what it is they need to do. I'm excited and hopeful. Hopefully we'll have some exciting news before Monday."

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3dJeremy Fowler

Tomlin's spirits high as Bell deadline closes in

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin still believes a long-term deal with running back Le'Veon Bell could be reached before Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline. But sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter it will be challenging, as the sides are not close to a deal at this time.

Deadline looming for Bell, Steelers (1:36)
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4d

Despite catch rule change, refs defend rulings

Some veteran NFL referees don't see the revamped catch rule as a big change for games because they believe they've already been calling catches the new way.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward will be in Passaic, N.J., on Saturday for a local football field dedication in honor of his father, former NFL fullback Craig 'Ironhead' Heyward, who went to high school in Passaic. The dedication takes place at 10:30 a.m. at School No. 11.

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5dESPN.com staff

AFC North Q&A: Who will win the division?

The Steelers should maintain their perch atop the AFC North thanks to their offense, while the Ravens could manage to snag a wild-card berth.

Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire
6dESPN.com staff

AFC North Q&A: Who will be the division's MVP?

If the Pittsburgh Steelers' offense remains the juggernaut it has been, Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown again should post big seasons.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards273.83rd
Rushing Yards104.220th
Points For25.38th
Points Against19.37th