The Steelers are facing some hard decisions, particularly when it comes to Le'Veon Bell.
The Pittsburgh Steelers' running back missed the final eight games of the regular season and both postseason games because of a knee injury.
Team president Art Rooney II said Thursday that he believes Bell “will still be a great player,” although he’s not sure if the team will be able to reach an agreement on an extension this offseason.
“[Bell] is somebody we would like to continue to have on the team for the long run,” Rooney said, via Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I don’t think we are sitting here waiting to see something from Le’Veon. I think we’ve seen enough. It is going to come down to how his contract fits in with others. It is kind of a jigsaw puzzle.”
Despite the fact that Bell hasn't managed to make it through an full season without injury, his health hasn't made a huge impact on the team's willingness to sign him long-term.
Maybe waiting to see if Bell can make it through a full season without injury is a good strategy for Pittsburgh. After all the team has advanced to the playoffs two straight seasons without Bell.
Just don't wait on him too long, as he is by far one of the most talented backs in the NFL.
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