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Le'Veon Bell tweets his desire to remain a career-long Steeler

Joe Rutter
| Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 10:39 a.m.
Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell carries for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Ravens on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at Heinz Field.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell carries for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Ravens on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at Heinz Field.

On the eve of the deadline for the Steelers to place the franchise tag on Le'Veon Bell, he took to Twitter to write a message to his fans.

Was it a message of appreciation or a way to nudge the Steelers into increasing their offer on a long-term contract?

Bell thanked Pittsburgh, professed his love for the Steelers and said he wants "nothing more" than to finish his career in the city.

The Steelers have until 4 p.m. today to place the franchise tag on Bell.

Bell told ESPN that the Steelers have informed him they will use the tag for the second year in a row, increasing his salary from $12.12 million to $14.54 million unless a long-term contract can be negotiated by July 16.

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