Report: Le’Veon Bell choosing between Bills, Chiefs and Dolphins

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Running back Le'Veon Bell became a free agent when the Jets released him on Wednesday, but it doesn’t sound like he will be one for long.

Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that Bell currently plans to sign with either the Bills, Chiefs or Dolphins after hearing from each of those clubs since parting ways with the Jets. Per the report, a decision is expected to come as early as Thursday.

The Jets play Miami on Sunday (and in Week 12), the Bills in Week Seven and the Chiefs in Week Eight, so Bell is likely to get a shot to play against his former team.

Dolphins head coach Brian Flores was asked about interest in Bell at Thursday’s press conference.

“That’s really more of a question for [General Manager] Chris [Grier],” Flores said, via the Miami Herald. “My focus is on the Jets and the players they have on their team. I’ve said this before, he’s a very good player, as a personnel staff, an organization, [we consider] anyone available who can help our team.”

Myles Gaskin leads the Dolphins in rushing with Matt Breida and Jordan Howard behind him on the depth chart. Rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire is the starter in Kansas City and Devin Singletary is the top back on the Bills depth chart.

62 responses to “Report: Le’Veon Bell choosing between Bills, Chiefs and Dolphins

  1. All solid teams to choose from. It will be exciting to see what talent is actually there, and what is just Le’Veon’s own foolishness.

  2. LB could play both end and guard on my team if I were the coach. End of the bench and guarding the water.

  3. Just because he “heard” from these teams doesn’t mean he gets to choose. Maybe his contract demands will be to high and the teams will opt-out. My guess is the Chiefs & Bills are “interested” at the league minimum. Dolphins might pay the most but if he wants a shot at a ring, there is only one of those teams he should play for.

  4. It will be Miami.

    League minimum deal….

    Not much left in the tank…

    Thats where he lives.

    Miami… book it.

  5. I can understand the Dolphins but the other two teams would make their roster worse by adding this cancer.

  6. What a kid in a candy store moment after having been with Gase and the Jets. And not just a normal kid in a candy store but a kid who never knew before that candy ever existed because after a few games under Gase you surely start to forget there are winning teams with good leadership.

  7. The only reason I see him choosing the Dolphins is because he likes Coach Flores and he can easily become the featured back. As much as I like Myles Gaskin, Le’Veon Bell is a big upgrade at the running back position. Somehow free agent, Jordan Howard hasn’t worked out for the Dolphins. The Chiefs and Bills are built to win now. The Dolphins are still trying to put the pieces together.

  8. dolphins likely makes sense. he lives there, so it wouldn’t require much effort (which he likes). so he can focus on his rap career and video games.

  9. Is it a coincidence that those 3 teams are the Jets’ next 3 opponents? Miami makes sense, but the Bills could probably make nice use of him. Assuming he’s anywhere near where he was a few years ago in Pittsburgh.

  10. Any team that signs him is in for a troubled, petulant pain in the neck. His talent and desire to succeed are long gone. He just wants a paycheck.

  11. It would be interesting to see how Andy Reid would use him in KC. He already got his guaranteed money from the Jets so he’s free go somewhere for less to chase a ring if that’s what he’s looking for. No doubt he’d be in line for more touches in Miami and close to home so I could see that happening, but it would make more sense for the Dolphins to see what they have with the guys on the roster than to bring in someone temporarily like Bell.

  12. The second I saw signs of malcontent I begged the football gods he would come to the Bills. We desperately need a pass catching threat out or the backfield that isn’t 5’8”.

  13. I saw Josh Allen sitting back there in the pocket with all the time in the world so I’m thinking this O-line would be good for Bell. Go for Buffalo.

  14. Dolphins are a dumpster fire. They for sure are signing this guy. He’ll finish out the year, become a free agent after having a terrible season and next year be watching from home swapping war stories with AB.

  15. my guess is he goes off for 150 total yards and TD vs the Jets while Gase continues to pound Frank Gore for 1 YPC

  16. The four letter’s fantasy site will have him projected at 16 points…I’ll pick him up and he’ll get 8 if I’m lucky, but probably closer to 4.

  17. Dolphins are not a dumpster fire. I realize there are millions of fans who do not watch a single AFC East football game but still make uneducated judgments upon its teams.

    Brian Flores is the real deal and as a Bills fan I’m worried about the future of the Dolphins far more than I am about the Patriots.

    If Brian Flores was coaching the Chargers instead of Anthony “play not to lose” Lynn, they would be undefeated.

  18. I can see if he values comfort more than winning that’s why he’d go to Miami; however, if he wants to make a deep playoff run, why the heck not go with the Chiefs?

  19. If he calls McCoy he may not end up in KC. McCoy was decent in KC but had a fumbling problem. CEH is struggling with short yardage and Bell could help eliminate that issue.

    Bell was a stud 3 years ago, unfortunately guys that take a year off and get booted from team to team don’t pan out very often, if ever.

  20. but it would make more sense for the Dolphins to see what they have with the guys on the roster than to bring in someone temporarily like Bell.
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    I hope they already know what they have.

  21. @Packerbacker – How are the Phins a “dumpsterfire”? They are well coached with some damn good young talent.

  22. Why would the Chiefs even be interested after they drafted Edwards-Helaire? Sure he could be a backup–a high-priced backup with tons of ego and attitude. Maybe it could work there but is it really worth the risk. More than likely he thinks he’s going to be playing for another contract and won’t be happy with a backup role.

  23. itsamadmadmadmadworld says:
    October 15, 2020 at 1:03 pm
    Why would the Chiefs even be interested after they drafted Edwards-Helaire?

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    CEH has been the beneficiary of playing in a Cadillac of an offense, but I don’t think he has been all that impressive. He looks undersized but not as evasive as an undersized guy needs to be.

    Besides, CEH being the bell cow was never the plan; Damien Williams opted out, leaving him holding the bag.

    I don’t blame the Chiefs for kicking the tires on Bell. I know a lot of people here are writing him off, calling him a cancer, but he has had garbage blocking for him and a terrible coach dialing up plays.

    If Bell goes to KC and he’s able to run effectively behind that o-line in KC, he’ll take a lot of pressure off the rookie.

  24. He was a very special player in the Pitt system, they knew how to pass block for a spectacular and PATIENT runner. NYJ system was clueless. If he still has something in the tank, I think he does, if he still wants to have a career$$ beyond 2020, he will go to a team that gets it, has a good offensive line, and will commit to rewarding him if he is productive and positive player. KC will not have the money in the future, so they are out. Miami, I am not sure as to the O line and OC understanding how to utilize his unique talents. Buffalo may best check off the boxes, and there are similarities in style between Allen and Ben.

    One other team, not mentioned here, who would be a great playing fit for LB would be Indy. They check off all boxes mentioned here, and in addition to having a coach who would know how to use Bell they also have a strong need for a running back. They are also competitive now and seem to be moving in the right direction.

  25. Change of scenery can do a lot. The Bills run game has been abysmal this year, so he would be featured right away

  26. The Chiefs would be his best bet. I don’t know about all the haters on here but Bell is still only 28 and still has solid receiving skills. He was used HORRIBLY in NY. If he goes to KC with the great offensive minds there he should be able to produce really well. I’ve seen enough of Gase and his playcalling run up the middle style to know the issue is him not Bell. Why he won’t give up offensive coordinator duties I don’t know.

  27. purpleguy says:
    October 15, 2020 at 11:39 am
    I can see if he values comfort more than winning that’s why he’d go to Miami; however, if he wants to make a deep playoff run, why the heck not go with the Chiefs?

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    Problem wants to dress for a game

  28. Dolphins have a BIG line. Leveon lives in Miami. The real kicker, Miami plays the Jets this week! 0-6 could get Adam Gase FIRED!

  29. He’d have to behave and be willing to accept a limited role in KC. No way he’s going to take the starting role from CEH and no way that the leaders in the Chiefs locker room would tolerate any disruptive behavior.

  30. Remember when some folks were praising Bell for holding out and demanding respect for the position (mainly other rbs)…well look at him now, look at him now. Reality check…when you play rb,take what you can get. You’re the most replaceable player on the field. You and maybe the long snapper or holder. #facts

  31. Why would he want to actually make the playoffs? It’s just more of a chance to get hurt for what? 36,000$ a game?? When these above minimum salary guys collect 200,000-2.5 million each regular season game week!

  32. He’d have to be an absolute bargain bin pickup and know he’s #2 before KC should even think about it. I trust Veach, but if he does this, and for big money on top of it, that’s a big mistake considering the OL needing help right now big-time.

  33. bondlake says:
    October 15, 2020 at 10:24 am

    LB could play both end and guard on my team if I were the coach. End of the bench and guarding the water.

    * * * * *

    My old coach use to call that playing end, guard, and tackle. Sit on the end of the bench, guard the water bucket, and tackle anybody who comes near it.

  34. All these people talking salary demands don’t seem to realize the Jets are paying him already, and incremental amount he gets is just going to be offset against that deal. So he’ll take the vet minimum happily.

  35. Tom Brady was rumored to go to 5 or 6 different teams, and none of those teams were the Bucs, who he eventually signed with. I’m just going to wait and see.

  36. therealtrenches says:
    October 15, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    CEH has been the beneficiary of playing in a Cadillac of an offense, but I don’t think he has been all that impressive. He looks undersized but not as evasive as an undersized guy needs to be.

    Besides, CEH being the bell cow was never the plan; Damien Williams opted out, leaving him holding the bag.

    I don’t blame the Chiefs for kicking the tires on Bell. I know a lot of people here are writing him off, calling him a cancer, but he has had garbage blocking for him and a terrible coach dialing up plays.

    If Bell goes to KC and he’s able to run effectively behind that o-line in KC, he’ll take a lot of pressure off the rookie.
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    “CEH being the bell cow was never the plan; Damien Williams opted out, leaving him holding the bag.” Tell me again why the Chiefs used their 1st round pick on him then. They could’ve just retained McCoy for cheap and used their pick on someone else. McCoy ended up signing with the Bucs on a 1 year $1 million deal. BTW- Williams and McCoy had similar stats last season.

  37. MIA seems like they’d throw the most money at him, KC the least. So that would leave Buffalo, as a playoff contender, likely throwing a decent offer while also contending. I don’t see how CHI is not in the mix. But I’m a Bills guy & I approve this signing by BUFF. It’s not a huge opening but the window is open for Buffalo. Right. Now. Sign him.

  38. can we get him for the league minimum, no signing bonus, no guaranteed money, one a sigle season contract?

  39. packerbacker says:
    October 15, 2020 at 11:04 am
    Dolphins are a dumpster fire. They for sure are signing this guy. He’ll finish out the year, become a free agent after having a terrible season and next year be watching from home swapping war stories with AB.

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    Comments such as this help me to understand why you Packer fans are called “Cheeseheads”.

  40. shuzaam says:
    October 15, 2020 at 1:46 pm
    Dolphins have a BIG line. Leveon lives in Miami. The real kicker, Miami plays the Jets this week! 0-6 could get Adam Gase FIRED!

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    Would make a great headline but with the covid rules, he would not be allowed to play in Sundays game.

  41. Christopher Allan says:
    October 15, 2020 at 3:14 pm
    therealtrenches says:
    October 15, 2020 at 1:24 pm

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    “CEH being the bell cow was never the plan; Damien Williams opted out, leaving him holding the bag.” Tell me again why the Chiefs used their 1st round pick on him then. They could’ve just retained McCoy for cheap and used their pick on someone else. McCoy ended up signing with the Bucs on a 1 year $1 million deal. BTW- Williams and McCoy had similar stats last season.

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    Andy Reid has always liked a committee with one guy in the lead, but one or two others receiving significant touches.

    They drafted CEH because they couldn’t have gone into 2020 with a backfield of Williams, Shady, Darwin Thompson, and the other Williams. And maybe they did plan to give CEH the lead role. But they certainly didn’t want him to be the only guy out there receiving touches. They didn’t know Williams would opt out.

    And I doubt Williams would’ve rotted on the bench while CEH was taking 20-25 touches per game.

    CEH’s ypc has gone down in every game and he’s not effective between the tackles.

    KC would be crazy not to kick the tires on Bell.

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