Free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell expected to sign with Jets

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 17: Le'Veon Bell of the Pittsburgh Steelers carries the ball against the New England Patriots in the third quarter during the game at Heinz Field. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 17: Le'Veon Bell of the Pittsburgh Steelers carries the ball against the New England Patriots in the third quarter during the game at Heinz Field. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

From the NFL Newswire at 985TheSportsHub.com

Le'Veon Bell has chosen his new home. The free-agent former Steelers running back is expected to sign with the New York Jets for four years and $52.5 million, according to Adam Schefter.

Bell sat out the entire 2018 season after declining to play under the franchise tag. Seeking a long-term deal, Bell finally found a taker one year later in the Jets. New York adds Bell to a growing list of lucrative free-agent contracts, including five years and $85 million for inside linebacker C.J. Mosley.

The 27-year-old Bell most recently totaled 1,946 yards from scrimmage and 11 touchdowns in 15 games in the 2017 season. From 2014-17, he led all NFL running backs with 267 receptions. He's also gained by far the most yards from scrimmage with 6,737.

Schefter later added that the deal has a maximum value of $61 million and includes $35 million guaranteed.

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