Le’Veon Bell’s time with the Baltimore Ravens has come to an in depth, at the very least for now, as the previous All-Professional operating again was launched by the staff on Tuesday. Bell signed with the Ravens again in early September following Baltimore’s backfield struggling a lot of key season-ending accidents, together with to J.Ok. Dobbins and Gus Edwards. He initially signed to the observe squad however made his approach onto the lively roster and appeared in 5 video games for the membership over the primary 10 weeks of the common season.
Bell will now be topic to waivers, with any staff free to position a declare on him to presumably convey him aboard for the stretch run. Nonetheless, CBS Sports activities NFL insider Josina Anderson reviews that the Ravens are nonetheless hoping Bell can rejoin their observe squad in some unspecified time in the future this season. At the moment, although, Baltimore is getting more healthy and wishes the roster spot, Anderson added.
In an announcement on social media, Bell admitted his launch “hurts” but in addition famous that he “loved each second of this brief interval” with the Ravens. He additionally thanked GM Eric DeCosta and head coach John Harbaugh for the chance.
Whereas Bell remains to be a well-known identify round NFL circles, he wasn’t the identical participant with the Ravens that we noticed throughout his prime with the Pittsburgh Steelers. In his 5 video games performed, he totaled 83 yards dashing and two touchdowns, whereas catching considered one of his three targets within the passing recreation. In all, he performed simply 17.8% of Baltimore’s offensive snaps. Bell had taken a backseat within the Ravens backfield in latest weeks to Devonta Freeman, who has logged double-digit carries in every of the staff’s previous two video games.
In the meantime, Bell’s launch may be a sign that Latavius Murray is nearing his return to the sector after lacking the final three video games on account of an ankle damage. Baltimore will face the Bears this Sunday for a Week 11 matchup in Chicago.