With the Cleveland Browns down a running back, should they pursue the recently released former Jet?
Le’Veon Bell has been released by the New York Jets and the Cleveland Browns could show some interest. Cleveland is dealing with an injury to Nick Chubb and his return is still a little ways away. While they still have Kareem Hunt, some consideration should be given to signing the former Steelers and Jets back.
As things currently stand the stock of Le’Veon Bell is at an all-time low. Bell’s tenure with the Jets was disastrous and came to a unsurprising end. While Bell’s production was not up to the standard expected of him, playing for the buffoon that is Adam Gase did not help matters. All things considered Bell could be looking to build up his value, heading to Cleveland could do just that. While his role could be reduced once Chubb comes back later this season, Bell’s ability as a receiver could keep him in the game plan. It is this flexibilty that could prove to be quite an asset for Cleveland. The Browns could use him in addition to Hunt as a back who produces in the passing game. This is the type of mismatch that can take an offense to the next level.
The Browns rushing attack has been the best in the league and has been the reason they are winning games and that would be appealing to Bell. It’s not whether Bell can be convinced to sign with the Browns, it is if the Browns want to sign Bell. With the offensive scheme being able to essentially plug and play, they really don’t need to add Bell. Although if they believe they can maximize his production in their offense he is at least worth a look.