The Pittsburgh Steelers are now “actively” trying to trade disgruntled holdout running back Le’Veon Bell, NFL Network reported Sunday.
The club is seeking at least a second-round draft pick plus a “good” player in return, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network said.
Which teams are most interested in trading for Bell?
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported Sunday that the list includes the defending NFL champion Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers – and also that the Steelers would “be open” to swapping disgruntled players with the Seattle Seahawks. That is, Bell for safety Earl Thomas.
Alas, Thomas fractured a lower leg bone in the fourth quarter of Seattle’s 20-17 win at Arizona.
“It breaks my heart,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said after the game, per reports.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday that the Steelers have not received any serious offers as yet for Bell.
Schefter furthermore reported that the Seahawks had wanted merely one second-round pick for Thomas, whom Seattle fined again for missing practices last week for no good reason other than he wanted out.
A Bell/Thomas trade would have made the most sense of anything involving the doubly discontented.
Still, the Seahawks offence is in desperate need of an impact running back to help take the defensive focus off quarterback Russell Wilson. Bell would beautifully fill that role.
And Carroll has made a career of turning such problem children into reclaimed stars. The trick now would be to figure out who, or what, to offer the Steelers in return.
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