AFC Notes: Le’Veon Bell, Steelers, Colts, Patriots


Le’Veon Bell

  • Adam Schefter reports that the Steelers have no serious offers for RB Le’Veon Bell, even though they’ve received some inquiries from teams.
  • As of now, no teams have been aggressive in pursuing a deal for Bell, but the Steelers are open to moving him a deal before this year’s trade deadline.
  • On FOX’s pregame show, Jay Glazer said that the Steelers have discussed create trade options with teams such as adjusting the compensation next year, depending on what happens with Bell in free agency. Even so, Glazer says that teams are still reluctant to make a deal for Bell.


  • Ian Rapoport of NFL Media spoke to Colts HC Frank Reich about the decision to bring Jacoby Brissett to throw a Hailmary at the end of last week’s game and he explained that everywhere he’s been where they had a quarterback with a cannon for an arm, they had a designated Hailmary thrower.
  • According to Reich, Andrew Luck probably could have made the throw, but their Hailmary plan has and will continue to include Brissett, assuming there are more situations that require a long distance throw like that.
  • While that may have been their┬áplan last week, the Colts left luck in for a Hailmary at the end of regular during Sunday’s game. Beyond that, Luck had 62 pass attempts for 464 yards and four touchdowns, which should put concerns about his arm to rest.


  • Mike Reiss points out that the Patriots already have nine players on injured reserve this season, which is tied with the Seahawks for the most in the NFL and just two shy of their total for the entire 2017 season.
  • Sources have told Reiss that second-round pick Duke Dawson (hamstring) and Rex Burkhead (neck/concussion) are the only players who would be serious options to return from injured reserve at this point in time.

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