Back in July 2016, weeks before Le’Veon Bell was to enter the final year of his rookie deal, the Steelers running back released a hip-hop single proclaiming that he wanted $15 million a year on his next contract.
By August 2017, the $15 million had increased to $17 million. That’s Antonio Brown money. Which perhaps helps explain why, last offseason, Bell reportedly turned down a long-term deal that would have averaged $12 million annually and instead played on the $12.1 million franchise tender in 2017. Another offseason, another franchise tag — this time it’s worth $14.5 million — and another hip-hop single from Bell giving his side of a saga with no end in sight.
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As a result, the Texans plan to sign the edge-rusher to a mega-extension, according to The MMQB’s Albert Breer.聽
I want to be here, too, Clowney said, per the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson. Hopefully, they lock me in. I want to be here forever. I know it will come soon. It would mean a lot.
Only four defenders command $100 million-plus contracts, including Watt. Clowney’s value shouldn’t be near that level since he has injury concerns and 20 sacks in four seasons. If the Texans offer a deal nearing Watt’s level, the organization’s decision should be questioned.聽
The Indianapolis Colts聽have been more than patient with Luck’s recovery from 2017 offseason shoulder surgery. He’s still not throwing full-sized footballs, but he participated in individual drills and took dropbacks during organized team activities.聽