On Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers GM confirmed that the team would not be putting the franchise tag nor the transition tag on Le’Veon Bell, which would make him an unrestricted free agent.
If teams want to acquire the 27-year-old all-pro running back, they’ll not only have to deal with wear and tear on his body, having had 1,635 touches in five season, but they’ll also have to deal with the fact that he sat out for an entire year and reportedly didn’t work out much.
Via New York Daily News:
Then there’s this: Word on the street is that Bell, who’s playing weight is about 225 pounds, ballooned to around 260 pounds during year-long hiatus.
Being one of the top players at his position, Bell is sure to shed all those extra pounds by the time training camp begins, and most definitely before the 2019 season starts for whatever team he decides to sign with.
Bell is reportedly looking for a deal that pockets $48 million in the first three years.