Report: Eagles have no plans to pursue Le’Veon Bell trade
The Philadelphia Eagles could be in search of running back help after they placed Jay Ajayi on injured reserved Monday with a torn ACL, but they apparently have no intention of going after the biggest prize on the trade market.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Eagles have no plans to explore trade possibilities for Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell.
Eagles restructured contract of Pro-Bowl DT Fletcher Cox on Friday, creating $6.5 million more of cap space this season and $11.7 million more next season, sources tell @mortreport and me. But Eagles have not pursued a trade for Le’Veon Bell and have no plans to, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 8, 2018
The Eagles had already been linked to Bell before Ajayi went down, so questions about whether or not they would pursue him make sense. However, Bell is still owed a large portion of the roughly $14 million of his franchise tag salary for 2018. Teams are hesitant to give up a draft pick and have to pay him that much money, and Philly is probably no different.
Bell is reportedly expected to return to the Steelers during their bye in Week 7, though it does not necessarily sound like they will welcome him back with open arms.