NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Le'Veon Bell underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury on Monday.
Le'Veon Bell said he doesn't mind playing under the franchise tag.
NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports the Steelers are "heavy" in long-term talks with franchise player Le'Veon Bell, and there's a "good chance" they "set the market" for running backs.
Steelers assigned the exclusive-rights franchise tag to RB Le'Veon Bell.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent Le'Veon Bell hasn't scheduled offseason groin surgery.
Speaking Thursday, Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said he has "no reservations" about free agent Le'Veon Bell, and that he hopes Bell retires with the team.
Free agent Le'Veon Bell is seeking a third opinion on whether he needs groin surgery.
Impending free agent Le'Veon Bell is in the process of determining if he needs offseason groin surgery.
Steelers president Art Rooney II said the team is taking a "long-term" view with free agent Le'Veon Bell.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the NFL is "looking into" whether the Steelers failed to properly list Le'Veon Bell on their injury report for last week's AFC Championship Game against the Patriots.
In his year-end press conference, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he knew that Le'Veon Bell was playing with a groin injury down the stretch.
Le'Veon Bell rushed six times for 20 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game Sunday in the Steelers' AFC Championship Game loss to the Patriots.
Le'Veon Bell rushed 30 times for 170 yards in the Steelers' 18-16, Divisional Round win over the Chiefs.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Le'Veon Bell might be held out of Wednesday's practice, but he is fully expected to play this week.