Ravens releases RB Le’Veon Bell after five games

Baltimore Ravens gave up former Pro Bowl runner Le’Veon Bell on Tuesday after battling five games with the team.

Like all players who are cut off after the trade deadline, there are exceptions.

Bell, 29, played five games in Baltimore after being added to the practice team in September. The director collected 1 yard in three moves during Ravens ’defeat in Miami in week 10. Bell’s best game in 2021 took place in week 9, when he rushed 48 yards with 11 moves and one touchdown.

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In Baltimore, Bell achieved just 83 rush yards with 31 moves and two TDs. Overall, he made the worst 2.7-yard match of his career.

Before Ravens announced the move, Bell wrote on Twitter: “This hurts, but it has been a blessing to be here to put it mildly. I have enjoyed every second of this short period of time and I have to take on a whole new meaning for what this city is like and it is a great place to be. I appreciate Ericia [DeCosta, Ravens GM] and John Harbaugh for the opportunity to be called [a] Raven.”

His release may be a sign that Latavius ​​Murray will return soon after his ankle injury, which has left him aside in the last three games, and could mean a bigger role for Ty’Son Williams, who joins the Devonta Freeman running round. Freeman has been in the lead on Murray’s side.

The Steelers selected for the second round in 2013, and Bell made it to the Pro Bowl in three of their five Pittsburgh seasons. But he’s been a traveler ever since, bouncing around the New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs and Ravens) for the past three seasons.

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During its first five seasons, Bell was one of the league’s most productive and versatile defenders, totaling 5,282 yards (third among all NFL players). Leaving the 2018 season out due to a contract dispute, he never reached the same statistical heights and managed a total of 1,193 yards in the last three seasons (among the 40th running players).

Bell doesn’t know if this will end his eight-year NFL career. Josina Anderson said Ravens is hopeful that Bell will be joined the training team at some point.

6-3 Ravens are at the top of the AFC North and next match 3-6 against the Chicago Bears next Sunday.


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