Former Lions RB Joique Bell mentioned that he has two or three offers on the table from NFL teams.
“Last time I checked, I had three offers on the table,” Bell said, via the Detroit Free Press. “I know two are still there. One might not be there anymore. We’ll see what happens.”
Bell said that he has no hard feelings after the Lions elected to cut him loose a few months ago.
“We just negotiated something, and we couldn’t come to a conclusion,” Bell said. “We both kind of walked away from the table, so to speak, but on good terms. We understand that it’s all business. They did what they felt was best for the organization. I did what I felt was best for myself and my family.”
According to Bell, he’s “99%” sure he’ll be playing for an NFL team in 2016.
Bell, 29, was in the final year of his three-year, $9.3 million contract that included $4.3 million guaranteed when he was released in a move that freed up $2.5 million in available cap space for the Lions.
Bell previously visited with the Bills since becoming available, but there hasn’t been any reported interest since then.
In 2015, Bell appeared in 13 games for the Lions and ran for 311 yards on 90 carries (3.5 YPC) to go along with 22 receptions for 286 yards receiving and four total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 27 running back out of 68 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.