Le’Veon Bell Could Be Handed a Second Lease of Life in the NFL

Published 09/07/2021, 11:57 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


Another day with another season-ending injury for the Baltimore Ravens. In just a week’s time, the Ravens have lost two of their most crucial running backs for the remaining season. At first, it was J.K. Dobbins with a torn ACL, now it’s Justice Hill with a torn Achilles.

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It feels as if the ravens are cursed with injuries. Their injury list keeps on growing, leaving the franchise most vulnerable during the first three weeks of the season.

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Running back spot up for grabs

With two starting running backs injured for the remaining season, the team desperately searches for alternatives to reinforce the squad. The Ravens are working out with veterans Le’Veon Bell and Devonta Freeman to cater to the need for some effective running backs.

With the unforeseen and very unfortunate injuries of Dobbins and Hill, the Ravens are left with only two healthy players for the spot, which are Gus Edwards and Ty’Son Williams.

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Le’Veon Bell may just have received a lifeline to revive his unstable and dormant career. It might just be the perfect opportunity for the veteran to prove his mettle in the gridiron once again.

Is this the season for Le’Veon Bell?

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Pittsburgh Steelers signed the 29-year-old during the 2013 NFL Draft. The running back was the 48th overall pick, yet only the second RB to be selected that year. His five-season-long haul with the Steelers ended with him refusing to sign the franchise tag, making him a free agent.

After which he played for the Jets and the Chiefs for one season each but failed to commit to the franchises he played for. As a rookie, he was considered one of the best running backs during the draft, yet he did not deliver any exceptional spells throughout his career.

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However, with the likes of a quarterback like Lamar Jackson, Bill might showcase the kind of a potential threat he is to the opponent. This might be the season in which he emerges out with the star tag he was assigned early on in his career.

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