“He Had a Good Workout” – Ravens Coach Hints at Le’Veon Bell’s Inclusion in Week 1 Tie

Published 09/10/2021, 7:26 AM EDT
Nov 29, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Le’Veon Bell (26) runs the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Just hours after the arrival of Le’Veon Bell at the Baltimore Ravens, there is a possibility that he might have to suit up for the first game of the season. The 29-year-old, who was originally not included in the active roster, may now receive game time, hints Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh.

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Le’Veon Bell is all set to sign for Baltimore. Here: Oct 11, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell (26) is tackled by Arizona Cardinals defensive end Angelo Blackson (96) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Le’Veon Bell to make his debut

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Le’Veon Bell was originally signed as an addition to the practice roster. He was a stop-gap solution to solve the running back crisis which the Ravens were going through. The Baltimore-based side lost both JK Dobbins and Justice Hill to season-ending injuries before the season even began.

While it was expected that Le’Veon Bell would be included in the active roster, none expected the inclusion to be this soon. Bell has been out of action for quite some time now, but the Ravens coach on Thursday commented on the Ex-Steelers’ RB’s fitness.

“Le’Veon’s a guy I think we’re very familiar with obviously,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “We’ve played against him so many times in so many highly competitive, emotional games. It was fun to have him in for the workout. He had a good workout. Practiced yesterday, did a good job. So, we’ll have a process with him. He’s excited, he’s learning and we’ll see where it goes.”  

Gus Edwards out with an ACL injury

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After the injuries to Dobbins and Hill, Gus Edwards was reported to be the start for their position. Things changed on Thursday when Gus Edwards reportedly tore his ACL’ forcing him to miss the entire season. Owing to this, Ravens quickly snatched up former Falcons RB Devonta Freeman.

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Considering Bell was signed before Freeman and this unfortunate injury to Edwards, his chances of getting game-time in the first match have increased. Only time will tell if he can replicate half of his versatile self from before.

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is a Football and NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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