It appears Le’Veon Bell’s relationship with the Pittsburgh Steelers will end in divorce.
Bell and the Steelers failed to reach an agreement on a long-term contract before Monday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline for teams to sign their franchise players. That means the All-Pro running back will play the 2018 season under the $14.5 million franchise tag — and then likely skip town, according to Bell himself.
Bell’s agent, Adisa Bakari, also told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that this year “likely will be Le’Veon’s last season as a Steeler.”
The Steelers certainly tried to keep him around, though. Pittsburgh made several substantial long-term contract offers to Bell, the latest valued at five years and $70 million, NFL Media’s Ian…