Latest On Le’Veon Bell, Dolphins

Although the Chiefs profile as a team that would give Le’Veon Bell a better chance to compete for a Super Bowl championship, he trains in Miami during the offseason. And the Dolphins are not bowing out of this pursuit.

The Dolphins are believed to have offered Bell a two-year deal, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald tweets, noting that the team appears to be offering notable money as well. The Dolphins are indeed willing to dole out a “fair amount” of cash for the former All-Pro running back, Michael Giardi of NFL.com tweets.

The Dolphins hold more than $15MM in cap space; the Chiefs sit at $6MM-plus. The Chiefs believed they were on track to land Bell by Wednesday night; the Dolphins’ offer may well be holding up a Bell-to-Missouri pledge. Sean McDermott confirmed the Bills were looking into Bell, but nothing has emerged on this front over the past few hours.

Were Bell to sign with either team, he would have a chance to face the Jets. The Chiefs play the Jets in Week 8. While COVID-19 protocols would not allow Bell to join the Dolphins in a game this week, when they host the Jets, the AFC East teams’ second 2020 meeting comes in November. The Bills’ rematch with the Jets comes in Week 7.

Miami has used 2019 seventh-round pick Myles Gaskin as its primary running back as of late, doing so despite signing Jordan Howard and trading for Matt Breida this spring. Breida is a 2021 free agent, while Howard can be released free of dead-money charges next year.

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9 comments on “Latest On Le’Veon Bell, Dolphins

  1. JJB0811

    If Bell’s biggest reason for signing w/ an AFC East team is for revenge; he’s very misguided. Go for wins & a SB chance, or go for loot. Who cares about a bum HC.

    • Rocket32

      JJB0811 Maybe so, but as a fan what would be more satisfying then watching Bell and the Dolphins offense maul the Jets defense and further embarrass Gase?

      • JJB0811

        Actually Peyton Manning should be the most embarrassed. He has endorsed Gase for a long time.

    • hersch

      Didn’t Bell’s troubles begin with a holdout for more money when he was with a contender in Pittsburgh??? Don’t kid yourself, it’s always about money. He’s a free agent after this year. Chiefs want him on the cheap for the rest of this year at the league minimum while the Jets pay his way. Miami is going to give him a second year with substantial money.

    • andremets

      Bell biggest problem is that he’s garbage now. It’s not all Gase. He looked awful in the preseason practices too and then of course got hurt (hammy) after getting angry when coaches tried to protect his legs.

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