In a fairly surprising decision, the Ravens released Bell on Tuesday afternoon. He announced the news via social media.
“This hurts, but it’s been a blessing to be here to say the least,” Bell said. “I’ve enjoyed every second of this short period & gotta whole new meaning of what this city is like & it’s a great place to be. I appreciate Eric Decasta & John Harbaugh for the opportunity to be called an Raven.”
The veteran running back will head to waivers. If he clears waivers, he’ll then become a free agent.
this hurts, but it’s been a blessing to be here to say the least, i’ve enjoyed every second of this short period & gotta whole new meaning of what this city is like & it’s a great place to be 🖤💜 I appreciate Eric Decasta & John Harbaugh for the opportunity to be called an Raven pic.twitter.com/428poGYsNO
— Le’Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) November 16, 2021
The Baltimore Ravens signed Le’Veon Bell ahead of the 2021 season after losing J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards to season-ending injuries.
It was then believed Bell would have a breakout season and be a big contributor for the Baltimore offense. It never transpired. Bell appeared in just five games, rushing for 83 yards and two touchdowns.
Just a few years ago, Bell was one of the best running backs in the NFL. Now, he can’t even keep a spot on an active roster.
Time sure does fly.
My understanding is that the #Ravens are still hoping that Le’Veon Bell can come back to their practice squad, at some point. As of right now, they are getting guys back and need the spot.
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) November 16, 2021
Man this hurts but can’t say I didn’t see this one coming https://t.co/5RxgLjAoPA
— Ramey (@HoodieRamey) November 16, 2021
2017: Le’Veon Bell had 321 carries for 1291 yards with 9 TDs.
2018: Year off.
2019-2021: 358 carries for 1200 yards with 7 TDs.
— Carrington Harrison (@cdotharrison) November 16, 2021
Le’Veon Bell had the biggest fall from grace in recent years from being Highest Paid to being released
— Caleb (8-2) 🧀 (@Packers_Caleb) November 16, 2021
Le’Veon Bell’s career proves how difficult it is to play the running back position at a high level for longer than a few years.
The veteran back should find a new home at some point in coming weeks. It’s always plausible he signs with the Ravens’ practice squad.