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Report: Le'Veon Bell to sign with Kansas City Chiefs; Bills were a contender for the free agent

Bell, who was released by the Bills' AFC East rival New York Jets earlier this week, was previously with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Credit: AP Photo/Brett Carlsen
New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) stands on the sideline during an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — It appears star running back Le'Veon Bell will not be joining the Buffalo Bills and joining the Kansas City Chiefs, according to a report.

A report from Jeremy Fowler, ESPN senior reporter for the NFL earlier Thursday said that running back Le'Veon Bell plans to sign with one of three reported teams: Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills.

Late Thursday it was reported that Bell had dropped Buffalo out of consideration as a potential landing spot, according to two reporters for the The Athletic.

It then became down to decision time late Thursday and reports indicate that Bell will be signing with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Bell, who was released by the Bills' AFC East rival New York Jets earlier this week, was previously with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

During his press conference on Thursday, Bills head coach Sean McDermott addressed the report that the Bills was among Bell's team he wanted to sign with saying, "We look at every situation to try to improve our football team."

Bell is a 28-year-old, three time Pro Bowl player with 6,199 yards and 38 rushing touchdowns in his career.