AFC Notes: Le’Veon Bell, Colts, Patriots

Le’Veon Bell

  • Jason La Canfora reports that some teams have been calling the Steelers a potential trade for franchise RB Le’Veon Bell and are monitoring the situation.
  • La Canfora says he isn’t sure the Steelers will be able to get “anything close to what Bell’s stats would signify as fair value under the circumstances.”
  • There are a number of factors that will impact a potential trade for Bell including his salary, injury and suspension history and the inability for the acquiring team to negotiate an extension that will impact the kind of return Pittsburgh can get for him.
  • La Canfora thinks the Steelers won’t be able to get more than a mid-round pick for Bell.
  • As for speculative teams La Canfora believes should have interest in Bell, La Canfora lists: 1) Packers, 2) Patriots, 3) Seahawks, 4) Buccaneers, 5) 49ers.

Colts

The Colts brought in backup QB Jacoby Brissett to throw a hail mary at the end of Sunday’s game, as opposed to keep Andrew Luck in the game.

Regarding the decision, Luck admitted Brissett “has a stronger arm than I do” and he had “no problems” with the decision to put Brissett into the game.

“I don’t know,” Luck said, via Pro Football Talk. “I was never in a situation to go out there and do it. I think in this situation, to be honest, I don’t know if I could go out there and do it to run around and scramble, step foot in the ground, and try to chuck it.”

Patriots

  • Patriots CB Cyrus Jones quickly signed on to the Ravens’ practice squad after he cleared waivers coming out of the preseason.
  • Mike Reiss spoke with a person close to Jones who explained that part of the thinking was that a fresh start would be best after two challenging seasons in New England.
  • Jones agreed to return to the Patriots last week and will now earn close to $2 million as part of a two-year deal with New England, as opposed to just $136,000 on a one-year agreement with the Ravens.
  • Reiss’ source added that Jones had a productive one-on-one meeting with Patriots HC Bill Belichick that helped to convince him to return.

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