REPORTS: LeVeon Bell Deciding Between Five Teams Tonight or Tomorrow, Bears Among Them –

Free agent running back Le’Veon Bell didn’t figure to be on the market long after the Jets released him (officially today at 3pm CT), and, per reports, he won’t be.

As hoped (expected?), the Bears are reportedly in the mix, but it sounds like it might be a case of the rich getting richer:

Allbright tends to be right on these things, so if you buy Fescoe’s report, then these are probably the five teams Bell is considering.

With the Chiefs, Bell can split time with Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and while he might not be a featured back, that offense is potent enough to get him plenty of high-profile touches. With the Bears, Bell would also be splitting time, but he’d be more of a complementary piece on an offense that needs every little bit it can get (rather than along for the explosive ride).

For his part, Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy offered kind words on Bell, but didn’t tip his hand on whether the Bears were pursuing him. Without Tarik Cohen for the rest of the year, it sure would be nice to have another versatile back available.

We’ll see. Fingers still crossed. For what it’s worth, PointsBet has the Bears as the favorite: