Report: Steelers clear $13.26 million in cap space as they pursue Le’Veon Bell

Le'Veon Bell is likely to receive the franchise tag once again

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a couple of moves to free up significant cap space, which has everything to do with their pursuit of signing Le’Veon Bell to a long-term deal.

Field Yates of ESPN reports Pittsburgh reworked the contracts of defensive end Stephon Tuitt and guard David DeCastro, freeing up $13.26 million ahead of the new league year.

Likely, these won’t be the only moves the Steelers make to free up cap space. We already know Bell is aiming to set a new market for top-tier NFL running backs, and he recently made a chance to his social media handle that certainly makes a point about his intentions.