Report: Buccaneers are signing Le’Veon Bell

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Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette injured his hamstring in Sunday’s loss to the Saints. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Tuesday afternoon that the injury is bad enough that the team “likely” places Fournette on injured reserve.

Fournette was on crutches Sunday night.

A stint on injured reserve would keep Fournette out the rest of the regular season.

Now, comes word from Tom Pelissero of NFL Media that the Bucs are signing Le’Veon Bell to help replace Fournette.

Bell has remained a free agent since Nov. 16 when the Ravens released him. He totaled 31 rushes for 83 yards and two touchdowns in five games with Baltimore.

Bell and Bucs receiver Antonio Brown played together in Pittsburgh for five seasons.

Bell has not had 1,000 yards in a season, averaged more than 4.0 yards per carry or had more than three touchdowns in a season since his contract holdout in 2018. He has played for the Jets, Chiefs and Ravens over the past three seasons.

38 responses to “Report: Buccaneers are signing Le’Veon Bell

  1. Bucs are still stacked. If Tommy had this team in New England he would have been undefeated every season.

  2. Bell had absolutely no burst and couldn’t make defenses miss during his tenure in Baltimore. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

  3. thebeeper says:
    December 21, 2021 at 7:02 pm
    Boy, they sure are getting desperate

    So when a team loses a player for the rest of the regular season and signs a free agent at the same position for depth until he returns that some how equals “desperation “

    Brilliant!!

  4. Who knows, him being a good pass catcher, if he’s more involved than he was in KC, he might contribute.

  5. They only need him to catch out of the backfield for the next 3-4 weeks. Then Fournette will finish off. Ronald Jones can run with the best of them but can’t catch a cold.

  6. Brady’s agent aka flash to Brady and Tampa defense again lol. Have you seen ever seen a bigger fanboy clown for Brady than this guy

  7. flash1224 says:
    December 21, 2021 at 7:08 pm
    thebeeper says:
    December 21, 2021 at 7:02 pm
    Boy, they sure are getting desperate

    So when a team loses a player for the rest of the regular season and signs a free agent at the same position for depth until he returns that some how equals “desperation “

    Brilliant!!
    ——————

    You know what else is brilliant? The way you abandoned being a pats fan and hoped on the TB bandwagon.

  8. thurmanmerman99 says:
    December 21, 2021 at 7:16 pm
    Brady’s agent aka flash to Brady and Tampa defense again lol. Have you seen ever seen a bigger fanboy clown for Brady than this guy

    This coming from “clown” conspiracy theory guy..

    thurmanmerman99 says:
    December 21, 2021 at 4:28 pm
    NFL desperately needs the Steelers market and fanbase in the playoffs.

    Not to mention all the lame conspiracy comments about the Patriots and Brady..

  9. Just wait until everyone else finds out about how serious Mike Evans’ injury really is, down here in Tampa we already no, not sure why it’s not been reported yet?

  10. You know what else is brilliant? The way you abandoned being a pats fan and hoped on the TB bandwagon.

    Well if you wouldn’t have stopped posting on on the patriots related article (because you suddenly stopped after the patriots beat the bills) you would see that I have been and and was a Patriots fan before and after Brady.

    This article has nothing to do with Brady.
    The bigger question is why are you here?

    And like I told you before when you’re a BIG BOY you will understand it’s okay to be a fan of a team and still root for another player to do well in another team. Like I did Bledsoe when he went to Buffalo

  11. Hes toast . You’d be better of with a practice squad player or someone of the waiver wire. He’s got no drive to succeed anymore and when he fails he will blame everyone around him . The addition of him on this team makes them worse.

  12. I’m not on the Twitter so maybe it’s already out there but how long before some Goofy killer bee tweet from brown or Bell, surely not Brady.

  13. Everyone laughs at this move. But, I remember everyone saying Leonard Fournette was done, Rob Gronkowski was too old and injury prone, Antonio Brown wouldn’t do anything to help Brady win a super bowl in Tampa, and yada yawn. When Belichick brought in Corey Dillon, everyone called him a genius soon after.

  14. Cue the Spiderman pointing at each other meme with Bell and Brown reminiscing about how they screwed up in Pittsburgh

  15. thurmanmerman99 says:
    December 21, 2021 at 7:16 pm
    Brady’s agent aka flash to Brady and Tampa defense again lol. Have you seen ever seen a bigger fanboy clown for Brady than this guy

    None of that was coherent, but you be you

  16. Bruce is really scraping the bottom of the barrel. Maybe he can sign Greg Hardy. Rae Carruth is free now too. Maybe Bruce should sign him.

  17. I respected and expected Tampa Bay to win last year. Not so much this year, good luck with Bell and Brown. 2 locker room cancers, I just wonder why it took P’burg so long to get rid of them. Of course they have their same issues now.

  18. He could shock the world. I have written this guy off except if he buys in with Brady he knows he may get a ring and actually get to play seriously again. THIS IS HIS LAST SHOT AT MAKING IT.

  19. Another quality human being. Maybe integrity and character need to count for something when NFL teams are assembled. Uhhhh never mind. There would be no more football if that were the case.

  20. He can hang out with Antonio Bryant and the two of them can reminisce about the bad old days in Pittsburgh.

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