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Jets Ring in Free Agency with Signing of RB Le’Veon Bell – newyorkjets.com
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Jets Ring in Free Agency with Signing of RB Le’Veon Bell – newyorkjets.com

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 07:09 PM

The Jets formally included one particular of the NFL’s most dynamic offensive weapons these days with the signing of Le’Veon Bell.

A a few-time Pro Bowler and two-time Initial-workforce All-Pro, the 6’1”, 225-pound Bell is elite in many proportions. In Bell, the Jets have acquired the speediest player in NFL heritage to reach 5,000 speeding yards and 2,500 obtaining yards (fifty nine online games). And that feat arrived immediately after Bell turned the initial player in NFL historical past with at the very least 4,000 dashing yards and two,000 acquiring yards in his initially fifty video games.

Even with taking part in just five seasons in Pittsburgh and sitting down out the 2018 campaign, Bell leaves the Steelers with the fourth-most speeding yards in group record (five,336) and the second-most obtaining yards in group history amid running backs (two,660). His 35 hurry touchdowns tied for 3rd-most in Steelers history and his 7,996 scrimmage yards are the sixth-most.

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The 27-calendar year-aged Bell, who elected not to indication the Steelers’ franchise tag last calendar year and turned a no cost agent when Pittsburgh elected not use the tag on him this spring, very last played in 2017. Above 15 regular-year contests, Bell ran for 1,291 yards on a occupation-higher 321 makes an attempt while also pitching in with a own-most effective eighty five receptions and 655 acquiring yards.

A 2nd-spherical decide (No. forty eight total) of the Steelers in 2013, Bell exploded in 2014 with one,361 yards on the floor and 8 hurry touchdowns alongside with 83 receptions, 854 obtaining yards and a few scores by means of the air.

Minimal to just six video games in 2015, Bell appeared in 27 standard-time contests in 2016-seventeen and averaged one,280 rush yards and 8 hurry TDs in addition to 80 receptions, 636 acquiring yards and two scores.

Bell, whose 312 occupation receptions are the most for a Steelers operating again, set a franchise mark with his seventeen video games with at minimum 150 scrimmage yards. In 2016, Bell became the initial player in NFL historical past to typical one hundred dashing yards and 50 getting yards per match in a one time.

And Bell has been specific in the postseason as perfectly, setting the NFL mark in 2016 with his 337 rush yards currently being the most for any player’s first two playoff games. The two-time Steelers MVP (2014 and 2016) set Pittsburgh’s one-sport speeding file in the typical time with 236 against Buffalo in December of 2016 and then its postseason single-sport mark with a hundred and seventy at Kansas Metropolis a month later on.

The Jets entered the offseason intent on adding weapons all-around QB Sam Darnold and they’ve finished just that. Jamison Crowder offers Darnold a new slot concentrate on and Bell gives the Jets the most prolific jogging again in the NFL these days.





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