Bears coach speaks out on possibly signing Le’Veon Bell
The Bears lost Tarik Cohen for the season after he tore his ACL in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons, so Chicago could use Bell as the starter and then have David Montgomery be his backup.
While speaking to Bears reporters on Wednesday, Chicago head coach Matt Nagy talked about the team possibly signing Bell.
Asked about the recently-released Le’Veon Bell, Nagy says, “I think he’s a good RB.” But Nagy adds: “We absolutely love our RBs here and our situation, and I’ll leave the stuff up to Ryan (Pace).” #bears
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The Bears are 4-1 on the season after taking down Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 5 at home. They face the Carolina Panthers in Week 6.
Former Super Bowl champion Nick Foles has looked solid since taking over for Mitchell Trubisky, who was benched against the Falcons in Week 3 after throwing a terrible interception.
Le’Veon Bell almost signed with the Bears in 2019 before joining the Jets. The former All-Pro running back clearly made the wrong move by joining New York, so it will be interesting to see if Bell learned from his mistake and signs with a winning franchise this time around.
If the Bears miss out on Bell again, though, they won’t be too upset since Montgomery has been good thus far this season for Nagy. He has carried the ball 63 times for 247 yards and one touchdown.
Chicago GM Ryan Pace acquired Khalil Mack from the Las Vegas Raiders before the 2018 season started. Let’s see if he can make another big splash in the Windy City.