After that, he would be forced to play the 2017 season for a one-year tender offer of around $12.5 million.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have gone on a bit of a spending spree Monday. Under the terms of the tag, Bell will only be able to negotiate with the Steelers and can not sign an offer with another team.
Brown has appeared in 101 regular-season games with 74 starts in his National Football League career, and ranks second on the Steelers' all-time receptions list (632), third in receiving yards (8,377), fourth in touchdown catches (50), and fifth in yards from scrimmage (8,496) and combined touchdowns (55). As a result, he tallied 261 carries en route to 1,268 yards on the ground and seven touchdowns. Bell also rushed for 167 and 170 yards respectively in Pittsburgh's first two postseason games.
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said a fortnight ago that he wants Bell to retire as a member of the Steelers. That's considerably less than the 7.257-percent rate that applies under the franchise tag for running backs.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga faces Lucas Pouille in all-French Marseille final
I will have to make choices', said Tsonga after the title won in Marseille . "I was never in too much danger". Last week Tsonga won his first title in two years, the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam .
The Steelers haven't used the franchise tag often, and the last player who received the franchise tag was none other than placekicker Jeff Reed. Based on a $165 million salary cap, those percentages equate to a franchise tender of $11.97 million and a transition tender of $9.72 million.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has reportedly agreed to a rather impressive deal.
Currently, four receivers in the National Football League earn more than an average of $14 million per year - Cincinnati's A.J. Green, Atlanta's Julio Jones, Dallas' Dez Bryant and Denver's Demaryius Thomas.