Kirstie Chiappelli Omnisport @kchiappelli Updated at 3:41 p.m. ET Updated at 3:41 p.m. ET Watch NFLNFL with fuboTV Another year, another missed opportunity for Le’Veon Bell. According to ESPN, the Steelers are not expected to reach an agreement on a long-term deal with the star running back ahead of Monday’s 4 p.m. ET franchise tag deadline. NFL Insider Ian Rapoport noted a deal was “considered a long-shot” but the two sides made “a good-faith effort” to move forward on the same page. Bell was reportedly chasing a contract worth $17 million annually but will instead play for $14.5 million under the tender. The Steelers used the tag on Bell for the second straight year this offseason, which thus far has prompted him to repeat his stance from last year in which he sat out workouts and training camp until signing the tender just before the start of the regular season. Bell had expressed optimism about negotiating a new deal last month, saying he’s eager to join the team and doesn’t want to have “replications of what happened last year” when his stats dipped early on. It remains to be seen if he’ll skip training camp once again or bite the bullet and join his team. Some reports indicate he may even sit out part of the regular season, though his stance has yet to be solidified. Read This Steelers coach Mike Tomlin optimistic about Le’Veon Bell contract Kirstie Chiappelli Bell, 26, finished with 321 carries for 1,291 yards and nine touchdowns in 15 games last season. The Steelers are scheduled to report for training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., next week.