New York Jets Reach Out To Steelers About Le’Veon Bell: Report
The New York Jets have reportedly contacted the Pittsburgh Steelers about star working again Le'Veon Bell, who's reportedly on the buying and selling block as his holdout continues.
The Jets' telephone name with the Steelers was reportedly described as a preliminary dialog with no supply, although it is value noting they're one in every of a handful of groups which have sufficient cap area to soak up Bell's 2018 wage which is roughly $11.9 million at this level after lacking the primary three weeks of the season. The 26-year previous star forfeits $852,941 every week he fails to signal his $14.5 million franchise tag.
The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta stories, "The Jets haven't made a concrete supply for Bell but, however they imagine that the Steelers are severe about shifting the dynamic offensive weapon." The Jets have roughly $17 million in cap area, and their 2019 determine is projected at $90 million, which they might use to signal Bell to a long-term deal as a free agent subsequent low season.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Sunday that the Steelers are actually listening to commerce gives for Bell, though the interior workings of a deal could be a bit advanced. Based on the franchise tag guidelines, he cannot signal a long-term contract (with the Steelers or one other crew) till after the season, in line with ESPN.
Of course, if the Jets, or any crew, had been to make a deal for Bell earlier than the October 30 commerce deadline it will doubtless imply they have a multi-year settlement in place.