11 free agents for the Pittsburgh Steelers to decide whether or not to re-sign

Steelers have veteran linebackers with expired contracts

RB Le’Veon Bell: An easy candidate to receive the franchise tag, when Bell is healthy (and not suspended), he is arguably the league’s best dual-threat running back. His torrid stretch in the last two months of the 2016 season was historic. Bell is only 25, but he is a dynamic player that the Steelers won’t want to lose. A long-term deal is the goal for both sides, but the Steelers may be able to use the times Bell has missed games as a reason to keep the dollars down, which is why the tag may be the route they go before March 1. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
RB Le’Veon Bell: An easy candidate to receive the franchise tag, when Bell is healthy (and not suspended), he is arguably the league’s best dual-threat running back. His torrid stretch in the last two months of the 2016 season was historic. Bell is only 25, but he is a dynamic player that the Steelers won’t want to lose. A long-term deal is the goal for both sides, but the Steelers may be able to use the times Bell has missed games as a reason to keep the dollars down, which is why the tag may be the route they go before March 1. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) — Orlin Wagner