The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made room for some players coming off of the injured reserve, resulting in vertan RB LeVeon Bell being released prior to the Buccaneers matchup against the Eagles on Wildcard Weekend.
Prior to even being signed to the Buccaneers, Bell was close to being 100% committed on training to be a boxer. Bell even went on record saying he wanted to have a match against Jake Paul.
With Bell now off the Bucs and an NFL free agent, it looks like he is getting closer and closer to pursuing his boxing dreams.
I doubt Jake Paul takes a fight against Bell at this point, but if Bell becomes a real deal type of fighter, this could get interesting down the road.
Bell, a once NFL phenom, has heavily declined since his Pittsburgh days and has not had stability in the league ever since leaving Mike Tomlin’s offense. It’s very tough for RBs to remain in the league with how many reps they get and are known for having on of the shortest primes.
Bell isn’t completely done with the NFL, but he is locked in on being a boxer, and it can definitely keep him in shape moving forward if he elects to return to an NFL opportunity.