3 Teams Desperate Enough to Sign Le'Veon Bell Before the Season
Veteran running back Le'Veon Bell hasn't been the same player since he missed the 2018 campaign because of a contract dispute. Despite his struggles, teams gave him look after look after look to see if there was anything left in the tank from a player that earned three Pro Bowl nods in his first five years.
Bell bounced around four different teams in the past two years, totaling just 429 yards in that span. It's proven one thing. Between injuries and under performances, there are never enough running backs to go around in this league.
Let's check out three teams who could get desperate enough to sign Bell before the season starts.
Le'Veon Bell Destinations
1. Atlanta Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons secured their running back depth chart by bringing back jack-of-all-trades Cordarrelle Patterson during the offseason. The versatile player can literally do it all, but that leaves him as a huge injury risk heading into the fall. Newcomers Damien Williams and Tyler Allgeier (draft) figure to be part of the conversation, but this is an offense poised to rely heavily on the rushing attack following Matt Ryan's departure. Heavy rushing means beat-up running backs, and a need to secure depth. Atlanta won't be very good this season, and that's all the more reason to try and catch lightning in a bottle.
2. Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals, on the other hand, are ready for their second straight playoff appearance. This team did lose Chase Edmonds in the offseason, a bigger hole to fill than many may realize. Edmonds paced the running back room with 5.1 yards per carry. James Conner enters as a clear-cut starter, but we all know about his deep history of injury troubles. Arizona may be better off leaving him with the red zone touches and operating with more of a committee in the open field. None of the other running backs on this depth chart tout years of experience and that's something that will rear its ugly head if (perhaps when) Conner gets hurt at some point in the year.
3. Houston Texans
The Houston Texans find themselves on this list for obvious reasons. This is, perhaps, the weakest roster in football. Outside of rookie Dameon Pierce, this is a hodgepodge group of veterans fighting for their NFL lives. Marlon Mack is listed at No. 1 on the depth chart, a player who hasn't seen more than 50 carries in the past three years. This group lacks needed depth, and Bell may be the perfect and cheap solution.
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