There has been some talk about Le'Veon Bell missing the start of training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers later this month, but that won't be because of his health. However, the star running back has yet to sign his franchise tender and is not under contract with the team.
Not signing Bell long-term before Monday's deadline could ultimately result in the Steelers using the franchise tag on the running back again next year.
The franchise tag was placed on Bell in February, which prevented him from becoming a free agent and gave the Steelers more time to negotiate a contract with Bell.
Bell never signed his $12.1 million tender, which means he's not subject to fines if he doesn't show up for training camp. The Steelers could also rescind the franchise tag and sign Bell to a one-year deal worth more than the tag would pay him, but that nearly certainly isn't going to happen. And without a new contract, there's always the chance he might not.