Le’Veon Bell Signs Franchise Tender with Pittsburgh Steelers

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Le’Veon Bell
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As owner and president of ASAP, LLC, Mohsen Grayeli oversees all business aspects of the real estate holding and project development company. When he isn’t seeking out potential properties to renovate, Mohsen Grayeli enjoys following his favorite National Football League (NFL) team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

With just under a week to play before the team’s first game of the 2017 regular season, Le’Veon Bell signed a one-year, $12.1 million franchise tender offer with the Steelers on September 4. The running back sat out the team’s training camp, but both parties cited no hard feelings, acknowledging the business aspect of football.

The Steelers couldn’t come to a long-term contract agreement with Bell this offseason, but instead placed its franchise tag on him, meaning he would remain under contract for another season. Given those circumstances, Bell decided it would be best to avoid the physical demands of training camp as he didn’t want to risk suffering an injury and jeopardizing a potential massive payday next offseason. He’s certainly worth it; last year alone, Bell scored nine touchdowns and averaged 157 total yards per game, which ranks third all-time among running backs. Through four seasons with the team, the Michigan State alumnus has accumulated over 6,000 combined rushing and receiving yards as well as 31 touchdowns.

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