The veteran running back will help add depth to an injury-stricken backfield and could soon be elevated to the active roster.
OWINGS MILLS – Los Baltimore Ravens signed the three-time Pro Bowl running back, Le’Veon Bell, for your practice team on Tuesday to help his injury-plagued backfield, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN.
BellThe 29-year-old will likely soon be elevated to the active squad of 53 playersadded the source.
The adition of Bell occurs after the Ravens they lost third-team running back Justice Hill to an Achilles tendon injury Thursday. Baltimore He had already lost starting running back JK Dobbins when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the final preseason game.
Bell, who auditioned with Baltimore On Monday, he will bring experience and pass-catching ability behind starter Gus Edwards and backup Ty’Son Williams.
In 2019, Ravens had a chance to sign Bell in free agency but chose to sign Mark Ingram, who played in Baltimore for two seasons before being cut in January.
After gaining more than 1,000 rushing yards in three of his first five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bell He hasn’t been the same talented player since he missed the 2018 season. Last year he had 328 rushing yards and two touchdowns with the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs.
The Ravens They could also sign a young running back who can help out on special teams, a source said.
Bell He is not the first former Pro Bowler to be signed to the practice team of the Ravens. Last season, Baltimore added wide receiver Dez Bryant to his practice team before promoting it to your active squad of 53 players.