Buccaneers may be in the Le’Veon Bell sweepstakes

Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be one of the teams interested in trading for the Pittsburgh Steelers superstar running back, Le’Veon Bell.

According to The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of the teams rumored as a fit for Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell.

This news came after ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Steelers are welcoming trade offers for Bell.

The wording, “rumored to be a good fit” doesn’t mean much at the moment. It merely says that it makes sense for the Bucs to show interest in Bell. Nothing more.

With the struggles the Tampa Bay rushing attack has had over the past few seasons, Bell would be a huge boost.

While Bell would create a devastating offensive attack in Tampa Bay, it would leave the Buccaneers with a massive salary cap problem.

With players like Ali Marpet and Kwon Alexander still due for a big payday, there wouldn’t be a way for the Bucs to sign in-house free agents.

Plus, as The Athletic’s Greg Auman pointed out on Twitter, the Bucs have just $6 million in cap room. Bell is due to make $12 million, which means Tampa would need to dump some salary just to put him on the roster for 2018.

Trading for Bell isn’t a realistic move for Tampa Bay. It might make sense in a vacuum, but when you look under the rug, it doesn’t make much sense.

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Bell hasn’t reported to the Steelers so far this season. In his career, he has racked up 7996 yards from scrimmage and scored 42 total touchdowns. The former two-time All-Pro was also rumored to be a good fit for the New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts.