Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell did not report by today's 4 pm ET deadline and will not play this season. So ends the 2018 Bell saga. He ends up missing the entire campaign and forfeiting $14.5 million. The Steelers would owe Bell about $25 million if they franchise-tag him again next season, so he's fully expected to hit free agency in March. James Conner will serve as Pittsburgh's feature back the rest of this year.
RB Le'Veon Bell said Tuesday that he won't be playing football this season because he's shifting his focus to boxing. Bell made the announcement at a press conference to promote his match with Adrian Peterson at the end of this month and says he plans to box beyond that. Although he only addressed the coming football season, it's tough to imagine the 30-year-old finding NFL opportunities beyond that. Bell totaled just 39 carries and 7 targets across stints with the Ravens and Buccaneers last season.
The Bucs are set to sign RB Le'Veon Bell, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. Bell appeared in 5 games for the Ravens earlier this season -- and looked washed up, mustering just 2.7 yards per carry. The Bucs are expected to be without RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring) for the rest of the regular season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, so Bell provides some depth. He might immediately slot in ahead of RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn. But Bell isn't a threat to RB Ronald Jones and won't be a fantasy option without a Jones injury.
The Ravens released RB Le'Veon Bell. The 29-year-old is clearly out of gas, averaging 2.7 yards across 31 carries for Baltimore. Devonta Freeman has emerged as the Ravens' clear lead back over the past few weeks. We'll see if RB Latavius Murray (ankle) is able to return for this Sunday's game vs. the Bears.
The Ravens activated RB Le'Veon Bell from the practice squad. He's eligible to play vs. the Broncos tomorrow. We'll see if Baltimore has Bell, Ty'Son Williams, Latavius Murray and Devonta Freeman active for that one. Williams remains the best fantasy bet -- but Bell's presence makes his profile a bit shakier.
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo believes there's a "shot" RB Le'Veon Bell makes his Ravens debut against the Broncos tomorrow. Baltimore has been using Ty'Son Williams, Latavius Murray and Devonta Freeman the past 2 weeks. It's unclear where exactly Bell would fit in the pecking order. He's certainly not a Week 4 fantasy option but is a decent stash in deeper fantasy leagues.
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