Steelers president Art Rooney hopes to lock up 2016 contract-year RB Le'Veon Bell long term.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette said the Steelers will not make a "break-bank offer" to Le'Veon Bell (MCL, PCL) this offseason.
Le'Veon Bell's year-ending surgery repaired both the MCL and PCL in his right knee.
Le'Veon Bell is expected to face a 6-9 month recovery from his torn MCL.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Le'Veon Bell's ACL is intact.
Steelers placed RB Le'Veon Bell on injured reserve with a torn right MCL, ending his season.
Steelers Depot reports Le'Veon Bell suffered a torn MCL Week 8 against the Bengals.
Profootballtalk's Mike Florio reports the Steelers are "optimistic" Le'Veon Bell has avoided ACL damage, and that his injury is limited to his MCL.
Le'Veon Bell (right knee) left Heinz Field at halftime of Sunday's game against the Bengals, and is headed for "further evaluation."
Le'Veon Bell was forced from Pittsburgh's Week 8 game against the Bengals with a right knee injury, and is doubtful to return.
Le'Veon Bell rushed 17 times for 121 yards and caught 4-of-4 targets for 16 yards in the Steelers' Week 7 loss to Kansas City.
Le'Veon Bell contributed 88 yards on 24 carries in the Steelers' Week 6 win over the Cardinals.
Le'Veon Bell rushed 21 times for 111 yards and one touchdown and caught 4-of-5 targets for 16 yards in the Steelers' 24-20, Week 5 win over the Chargers on Monday night.
Le'Veon Bell rushed 22 times for 129 yards in the Steelers' Week 4 loss to the Ravens, adding seven catches for an additional 21 yards.