NFL franchise tag deal deadline: What's the latest with Le'Veon Bell, other players?


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For NFL players still on the franchise tag, Monday represents the last opportunity to secure some long-term security before the season.

Four remain under the designation ahead of the deadline to reach a multi-year contract (wide receiver Jarvis Landry was tagged by the Miami Dolphins but was later traded to the Cleveland Browns and signed a five-year, $75 million contract). While a hefty payout awaits those who don’t reach an agreement with their respective teams, the one-year arrangement leaves plenty of uncertainty. 

Here’s a closer look at where all four players stand ahead of Monday’s deadline (4 p.m. ET):

Le’Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: This is familiar territory for both the three-time Pro Bowl selection and his team. After the two sides were unable to reach a long-term deal last year, Bell remained away from the organization until he signed his…

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