It was only two years ago when Le’Veon Bell inked a $52.5 million deal with the New York Jets.
Now, the 29-year-old is still hanging onto his career by signing with the Baltimore Ravens as part of their practice squad, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Bell, who has remained an unsigned free agent all offseason, is expected to be added to the 53-man roster once he is ready, per Schefter.
The Ravens brought in Bell and fellow veteran running back Devonta Freeman on Monday to work out as they continue to deal with an onslaught of injuries in the backfield, which includes losing J.K. Dobbins and Justice Hill for the entirety of the 2021 season.
Bell, a two-time All-Pro running back, has not been the same player since signing with the Jets following a contract dispute with the Pittsburgh Steelers that resulted in him sitting out the entire 2018 season.
The Jets cut Bell in mid-October of last year before he landed with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he appeared in nine games and rushed for 254 yards and two touchdowns before his role diminished in the postseason.
By getting a chance in the run-heavy Ravens offense, it could perhaps be the final opportunity for Bell to rejuvenate his career.