Le’Veon Bell could make Chiefs debut as particulars behind Jets departure emerge
Le’Veon Bell may make his debut for the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs on Monday after they tackle the Buffalo Payments, however particulars about his departure from New York surfaced over the weekend indicating that poor efficiency wasn’t the driving motive behind the Jets’ determination to launch him.
League sources advised ESPN on Sunday that Bell had an $eight million harm assure in his contract for 2021 and if the star working again utilized that clause for any motive, it may imply massive bother for the group trying to make strikes subsequent season.
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The three-time Professional Bowler left the Pittsburgh Steelers in March of 2019 to signal a four-year, $52.5 million contract with the Jets. Whereas struggling by way of some accidents, Bell performed a complete of 17 video games in rather less than a season and a half, dashing for 863 yards and three touchdowns. A far cry from his six years within the “Metal Metropolis” the place he rushed for greater than 1,000 yards thrice.
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He most just lately suffered a hamstring harm in Week 2 that noticed him miss three video games.
Shortly after normal supervisor Joe Douglas confirmed that the group could be parting methods with Bell, he signed a one-year take care of the Chiefs reportedly price about $1 milllion.
Bell will put on the No. 26 jersey when he makes his debut for the Chiefs. The jersey beforehand belonged to Damien Williams, who introduced this summer season that he could be opting out of this season to look after his mom who was identified with Stage four most cancers — though he didn’t specify what sort.
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The Jets are nonetheless on the hook for $6 million in base pay, however ESPN studies that there’s a clause in Bell’s contract that might change that determine based mostly on his new contract.
Fox Information’ Daniel Canova contributed to this report.