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SportNFL free agency rumors: Jets divided over Le’Veon Bell decision

19:45  11 march  2019
19:45  11 march  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Le ' Veon Bell remains one of the top free agents on the market. The three-time Pro-Bowl running back has been linked to the Raiders and Jets , but one team "There’s a general feeling in the building that Bell is worth pursuing only to a certain point. In other words, the Jets do not want to break the bank

Le ' Veon Bell remains one of the top free agents on the market. The three-time Pro-Bowl running back has been linked to the Raiders and Jets , but one team "There’s a general feeling in the building that Bell is worth pursuing only to a certain point. In other words, the Jets do not want to break the bank

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Le'Veon Bell remains one of the top free agents on the market.

The three-time Pro-Bowl running back has been linked to the Raiders and Jets, but one team isn't completely sold on Bell.

According to a report from the New York Daily News, the Jets are "divided" when it comes to acquiring the disgruntled Steelers star.

The report noted:

"There’s a general feeling in the building that Bell is worth pursuing only to a certain point. In other words, the Jets do not want to break the bank and fork over what Bell evidently wants: $15-16 million per year.​"

However, New York does know it doesn't want to be used as leverage for Bell to strike a deal somewhere else — like Oakland. According to the report, people within the organization strongly believe they were used during the Kirk Cousins negotiations last year and don't want history to repeat itself with Bell.

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Le ' Veon Bell remains one of the top free agents on the market. The three-time Pro-Bowl running back has been linked to the Raiders and Jets , but one team NFL free agency rumors : Raiders to pursue Le ' Veon Bell . The potentially lethal move would reunite Bell and new Oakland acquisition Antonio

NFL . Jets . American Football . Le ' Veon Bell remains one of the top free agents on the market. "There's a general feeling in the building that Bell is worth pursuing only to a certain point. In other words, the Jets do not want to break the bank and fork over what Bell evidently wants: -16 million

Still, the Jets would benefit from Bell's presence in the backfield.

The team finished 29th in total offense and 26th in rushing last season. New York's leading rusher, Isaiah Crowell, finished the year with a meager 685 yards, and the Jets' next best running back tallied just 343​ yards.

Bell, 27, has had three seasons with over 1,260 yards, including a 1,291​-yard year in 2017.

He has 5,336 rushing yards and 35 touchdowns in his six-year career with the Steelers.

However, the 27-year-old sat out all last season amid a contract dispute with the team.

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Le'Veon Bell on skipping 2018 season: 'I don't regret anything that happened'.
"Who can say if I played on a franchise tag, if I do get hurt, do I sit here with the New York Jets with a beautiful deal?" Bell said.

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