Le'Veon Bell and the Steelers apparently have made progress toward a contract extension for the running back.
While practicing for the Pro Bowl, Bell said the contract talks "are a lot closer than we were last year."
Bell and the Steelers have been discussing an extension since Pittsburgh's season ended in the playoffs.
He was openly unhappy about having the franchise tag placed on him this season and said if it were placed on him again he would consider retiring or not playing for the Steelers anymore.
Based on the tag, Bell was paid $12.1 million this season after he turned down a contract estimated to be worth $30 million in the first two years because he felt the team wasn't giving him his worth.