Running back Le'Veon Bell ended his self-imposed 2017 absence from the Steelers on Labor Day Tim Heed Jersey , but the holiday came and went this year without Bell rejoining the team.
Browns coach Hue Jackson still expects to see Bell when the teams meet this Sunday, but Bell’s teammates say they aren’t focusing on the running back. Center Maurkice Pouncey shrugged off the idea that Bell’s absence is a distraction while defensive end Cam Heyward said the team is going to pay attention to the players in the building.
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Until Bell arrives, James Conner is the No. 1 back and left guard Ramon Foster expressed confidence that the offense will be in good shape as long as that’s the case.
“If we start off with James, I think we鈥檒l be fine either way,” Foster said. “He’s a guy who has worked his butt off. He’s made strides. He’s made us confident in him. He gets the start, we roll with him. No disrespect to [Bell] Adidas Brad Marchand Jersey , but this is a moving train.”
There’s still a few days before that train leaves the station, but it looks like a good chance that Bell won’t be catching it until a future stop.
The New York Jets have signed linebacker Avery Williamson to a three-year contract worth $22.5 million.
Williamson spent his first four NFL seasons with Tennessee and led the Titans in tackles in two of those years.
It appears the 26-year-old Williamson will be a replacement at inside linebacker for Demario Davis, who led the Jets in tackles last season with a career season but is 29 and a free agent.
Instead, New York went with the younger Williamson, who has 11 sacks and 377 tackles with two interceptions and three forced fumbles. He’ll likely combine with Darron Lee to man the middle of the Jets’ linebacker group.
Williamson was a fifth-round pick out of Kentucky in the 2014 draft. He became a starter for the Titans early in his rookie season and became a consistent playmaker during his four years with the team.