Its official, Le’Veon Bell is no longer a Pittsburgh Steeler.
Some people may have written him off a long time ago and they were right to do so, but as of Tuesday, Le’Veon Bell is officially off the Steelers roster. He had until Nov. 13th to report to the Steelers and sign his franchise tender in order to get paid for the season, but he failed to do so.
Now, Bell is an NFL free agent and a highly regarded one at that. It’s not every day you see an All-Pro running back not only holdout but then to stand his ground and not show up to the facility at all, that never happens.
It appears the Steelers and their players didn’t hesitate to move on from Bell as video footage of linebacker, Bud Dupree, emerged of him taking brand new Jordan cleats from his already nameless locker.
Side note, Ed Bouchette made me literally “LOL” when he made the tweet below and called the cleats, “football shoes”.
Anyway, now we are all asking ourselves, “where will Le’Veon end up?” That’s a great question.
According to Bleacher Report, here are the betting odds of landing spots.
If you ask me, I’d put my money on the Jets, big market, lots of cap room, and signing Bell would jumpstart the rebuild they’re currently sitting in, but the conspiracy part of me thinks somehow he will end up with the re-born Las Vegas Raiders. With them moving to Vegas, a superstar player coming off of all the press in the world would be great for the franchise move and would establish a somewhat loyal fanbase from the start. It wouldn’t necessarily guarantee success, but it would be a large step in that direction.
But hey, that’s just my opinion, what do you think?
Written by Christopher Schweitzer
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