Le'Veon Bell has been encouraged by the progress he's made with the Pittsburgh Steelers on a contract extension.

Even though he declined to offer specifics, Bell said he is "happy" with what the team has presented to him.

"We are a lot closer than we were last year," Bell said. "I'm happy and the Steelers are happy right now where we're at. Obviously we have to continue to get it done."

Bell turned down a long-term contract in 2017 and played under a $12.1 million franchise tag. If the Steelers tag Bell again, it would be worth approximately $14.5 million.

Bell's career average of 129 yards from scrimmage per game is the most for an NFL player over the first five years of a career.