Sport Franchise tag deadline passes with no long-term deals

00:11  18 july  2017
00:11  18 july  2017 Source:   theScore

Report: Steelers still desire long-term deal with Le'Veon Bell

  Report: Steelers still desire long-term deal with Le'Veon Bell While the July 17 deadline to sign him to a long term deal is fast approaching, the Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping to do just that with Le’Veon Bell. Recent reports have indicated that Bell is not likely to sign a long-term deal with the Steelers. But regardless of that, it’s still something Pittsburgh is hoping to do.“With the Steelers expected to press Le’Veon Bell’s franchise tag negotiation toward the Monday deadline, the team still desires to complete a long-term deal with their star back,” ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler wrote.

We're past the deadline for teams to sign franchise - tagged players to multi-year contracts and two of the players who were tagged this year landed new deals on Friday. Previous: Chiefs say they hope to sign Eric Berry to long - term deal in 2017.

If Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline passes with no long - term contract, Cousins is open to doing a deal with the Redskins after this season, a source 19, wants to play this season under his franchise tag , worth .94 million. According to ESPN, there has been a positive and constructive tone to recent

  Franchise tag deadline passes with no long-term deals © Geoff Burke / USA TODAY SportsLe'Veon Bell, Kirk Cousins and Trumaine Johnson will all play under the stipulations of the franchise tag for the upcoming season after failing to reach long-term extensions with their clubs before Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline.

All three players are slated to become unrestricted free agents in 2018.

Bell, Cousins and Johnson will earn $12.1 million, $23.93 million, and $16.74 million respectively, for the upcoming season under the terms of their franchise tags.

All three players now pose significant questions for their respective teams. Bell will be the highest-paid running back in the NFL next year by a wide margin, but he's a genuine superstar who can make a strong case for a more lucrative deal. Cousins faces the unfathomable proposition of being franchise tagged for the third consecutive year, and will be paid exorbitantly next year, barring disaster. Johnson, meanwhile, will be the NFL's highest-paid cornerback, although many would hesitate to rank him among the top 15 players at this position.

Report: No deals close for any franchise tagged players

  Report: No deals close for any franchise tagged players With the July 17 deadline breathing down their necks, there are currently no deals in sight for Kirk Cousins, Le’Veon Bell or Trumaine Johnson. With Monday's 4 pm deadline to sign franchise players looming, no deals close for Kirk Cousins, Le'Veon Bell, Trumaine Johnson at this time.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 16, 2017All three of these men were slapped with the franchise tag, though only Bell has yet to sign his. If they don’t have long-term deals inked before the deadline, then they will be forced to play out the 2017 NFL season on their franchise tags.

The deadline for franchise - tagged players to sign long - term contracts with their teams has passed and, as expected, the New York Giants and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul did not agree to a deal .

2017 NFL franchise tag deadline for long - term deals : Date, time, players, latest news. Get all the latest before Monday's deadline passes . Not reaching a long - term deal would set up a potentially massive showdown in 2018.

Bell earned Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro honors despite missing four games, rushing for 1,268 yards and seven touchdowns while adding 75 receptions for 616 yards and two more scores for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Cousins completed 67 percent of his passes for 4,917 yards and 25 touchdowns against 12 interceptions. The 28-year-old was selected to the Pro Bowl for the first time and the Washington Redskins elected to make him the first quarterback to receive the franchise tag in consecutive years this offseason.

Johnson recorded 57 tackles and an interception in 14 games with the Los Angeles Rams in 2016. The cornerback also received the franchise tag for the second consecutive year.

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Next: Deadline passes without deals for four franchise - tagged players. I’d rather have Poe in a long term deal than Berry. Hopefully that’s where that money will go next year. They’ll also have to get Kelce and Possibly a new CB taken care of in a couple years as well.

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Report: Steelers offered Bell more than $12 million per year .
Le’Veon Bell was unable to come to an agreement on a long-term contract extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it sounds like the team made him a pretty respectable offer.&nbsp;Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that the Steelers offered Bell $42 million over three years, which would be a higher average annual value than the $12.1 million he will make in 2017 playing under the franchise tag.

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