Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is set to become a free agent in March and it appears he wants to join the Colts, according to SNY.
“He has his eyes on the Colts, no doubt about that,” an anonymous source, who has spoken to Bell, told SNY. “He sees (Andrew) Luck and that offense and all that cap room and they’re much closer than the Jets. He wants to go someplace he can win right away.”
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The report adds Bell hasn’t ruled out signing with any team that pursues him, but the Colts are at the “top of the list.” Bell’s interest in the Colts stems from Indianapolis’ already strong offense with quarterback Andrew Luck, and the Colts also have over $120 million in cap space on the books for next season, SNY notes.
Money inevitably will play a factor in Bell’s decision as he held out the 2018-19 season and would not sign the $14.5 million tender, his second in two years, in hopes of reaching a long-term contract. Bell is expected to end his tenure with Pittsburgh, which drafted him in the second round of the 2013 draft.
Bell, a three-time Pro Bowl player, has spent all five of his NFL seasons with Pittsburgh. He rushed for 1,291 yards and nine touchdowns in 2017. He also caught 85 passes for 655 yards and two scores.