Le’Veon Bell doesn’t appear to be taking reports that he’s overweight too seriously.
There had been a report several days ago that claimed the soon-to-be free agent could possibly weigh around 260 lbs. If true, that wouldn’t be anywhere near the weight the former Steelers star would need to be at in order to play.
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However, the dynamic runner doesn’t seem to care much. According to a Sunday report from SteelersDepot.com, Bell went onto his Instagram live and said, “Wherever I do go, just know I’m gonna be ready, ‘260’ and all. I’m gonna be ready.” (RELATED: Pittsburgh Steelers Don’t Transition Tag Le‘Veon Bell, He Can Now Sign Wherever He Wants)
His trainer has also denied the report that Bell is overweight, but nobody seems to have a concrete idea of where his weight is at.
“He’s going to be the same Le’Veon Bell — only better, quicker and faster.”
Bell’s trainer responds to “ridiculous” speculation about the soon-to-be free agent’s shape, pointing out he’s feeling better in February than guys who played last season.@NFLTotalAccess @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/B5UlVZItIz
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 22, 2019
Despite taking the entire year off from the NFL, I find it extremely hard to believe that Bell is anywhere near 260 lbs.
He would have had to have packed on an absurd amount of weight, and I just don’t see that happening. The former Michigan State running back took the season off to save himself for a big contract.
Obviously, packing on the pounds wouldn’t exactly go hand-in-hand with that plan.
I really wouldn’t be that worried. Besides, any time that inks him to a deal is going to do plenty of due diligence.
They’re not going to throw a ton of money his way if he’s fat. I can promise you all that much.