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Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5)


Sun. 1/1 Sun. 1/8 Sun. 1/15 Sun. 1/22
vs. Cle
W 27-24
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vs. Mia
W 30-12
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@ KC
W 18-16
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@ NE
L 17-36
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Steelers place franchise tag on running back Le'Veon Bell

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers want to make running back Le'Veon Bell a part of the organization "for life."

The team took an expected but important step in that direction on Monday when they placed the exclusive rights franchise tag on the All-Pro, ensuring that he'll remain with the team in 2017.

The tag gives the Steelers time to work out a long-term deal with Bell, who could have become a free agent next month. The 25-year-old led the NFL in average yards from scrimmage last season and became the first player in NFL history to average at least 100 yards rushing and 50 yards receiving per game.

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AFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Pittsburgh 1150.688
Baltimore 880.500
Cincinnati 691.406
Cleveland 1150.063
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: B. Roethlisberger3819
Pass TDs: B. Roethlisberger29
Rush Yds: L. Bell1268
Rush TDs: L. Bell7
Rec Yds: A. Brown1284
Rec TDs: A. Brown12
Int: A. Burns3
Sacks: J. Harrison5.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5962 (7)
Passing Yards: 4377 (10)
Rushing Yards: 1760 (14)
Points per game: 24.9 (11)
Yards per game: 372.6 (7)
Touchdowns: 46 (9)
Field Goals: 24 (22)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5482 (12)
Passing Yards: 4141 (19)
Rushing Yards: 1600 (13)
Points per game: 20.4 (10)
Yards per game: 342.6 (12)
Touchdowns: 35 (12)
Field Goals: 26 (15)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/22 R. Malleck signed
2/21 K. Canaday signed
2/21 A. Hughes signed
2/15 S. Johnson re-signed One-year contract (through 2017)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/22 L. Green concussion (Questionable)
1/22 J. Harrison shoulder, triceps (Questionable)
1/15 A. Chickillo ankle (Out)
1/15 L. Green concussion (Doubtful)
1/15 R. Mathews ankle (Questionable)
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