Baltimore Ravens release former All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell
The Baltimore Ravens released two-time All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell. The news comes days after Bell played 31 snaps against the Miami Dolphins.
Bell confirmed the release in with a social media post. He wrote how appreciative he was of the entire Ravens organization.
“I appreciate (Ravens GM) Eric DeCosta & John Harbaugh for the opportunity to be called a Raven," Bell wrote in part of the statement.
The Ravens signed Bell in September after a rash of backfield injuries. Bell was added to the practice squad and was active for five games. He recorded 83 rushing yards and two touchdowns in his short tenure with the Ravens.
Bell will now be placed on waivers. There is a chance Bell will return to Baltimore, according to USA TODAY Sports+ senior NFL insider Josina Anderson.
“My understanding is that the Ravens are still hoping that Le'Veon Bell can come back to their practice squad at some point,” Anderson reported after speaking with a person with direct knowledge of the situation. “As of right now, they are getting guys back and need the spot.”
This season, the Ravens lost top running backs J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill to significant injuries. The Ravens brought in Bell and NFL veteran Devonta Freeman to round out their backfield depth.
Bell has rushed for 6,536 yards and 42 touchdowns in 93 career games. He’s also added 395 receptions for 3,258 yards and eight receiving touchdowns.