Le’Veon Bell Activated To Baltimore Ravens’ Main Squad After Impressive Performance Against LA Chargers

Published 10/20/2021, 7:45 AM EDT
Oct 17, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Le’Veon Bell (17) celebrates his touchdown with defensive tackle Justin Jones (93) during the first half against the Los Angeles Chargers at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports


Baltimore Ravens following their game against the Los Angeles Chargers decided to promote their running back Le’Veon Bell up the practice squad to their 53-man roster. The Ravens want to see more from the running back after he delivered his first touchdown against the Chargers on Sunday.

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The move came hours after the Ravens placed their offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley in the injured reserve who will go through a season-ending surgery. And with that extra spot vacant, Le’Veon made it up the charts on Tuesday.

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Le’Veon Bell promoted from the practice squad

Le’Veon was a backup signing after a series of injuries afflicted the Ravens even before the season started. However, in the midst of a running back crisis, Le’Veon stood up and took full advantage of the situation to show his worth as a starter rather just than a backup.

Subsequently, the Ravens, despite the loss of three skillful RBs, were able to fill in the void with the likes of Le’Veon Bell, Ty Williams and Devonta Freeman. And now the franchise sits at the top of the entire AFC Conference with a 5-1 overall record due to such worthy signings.

Throughout the course of these six games, the Ravens juggled players back and forth from the practice squad. And Le’Veon himself has played twice this season before being named in the roster. Bell gave a dry spell in his first appearance against the Denver Broncos. However, he impressed the staff by scoring his first touchdown on Sunday afternoon against the Chargers.

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Baltimore rings the Bell at the right time

Bell in his two games has rushed for 29 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown. But the potential in him exceeds the state, and that made him a starter over Ty’Son Williams at the position. Furthermore, Baltimore’s need for a running back became urgent after their lead back Latavius Murray was sidelined by an ankle injury during Sunday’s game.

Oct 17, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Le’Veon Bell (17) is tackled by Los Angeles Chargers outside linebacker Kyzir White (44) and outside linebacker Uchenna Nwosu (42) and linebacker Kyler Fackrell (52) during the second half at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

With the Ravens going up against the Cincinnati Bengals in their next fixture, it will be quite a delight watching Le’Veon Bell as the starting running back rushing down the field finding and the end zone as he did on Sunday.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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