Former Big Ten RB waived from Tampa Bay Buccaneers day before NFL Playoff game
The good news for Tampa Bay — Leonard Fournette is back for the Playoff game against the Rams; however, the bad news is that Le’Veon Bell was waived to make room for Fournette.
Fournette has missed the last 4 games due to a hamstring injury, but he returns at a key time for the Bucs.
Bell, the former Michigan State standout, signed with the Bucs following Fournette’s injury in December, and unfortunately, his time with the team has come to an end.
Bell appeared in 3 regular season games, rushing for 49 yards on 12 carries; however, he didn’t appear in last week’s Playoff win over the Eagles.
The 3-time Pro Bowler played for Michigan State from 2010 to 2012 and became a second-round pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers. During his long and impressive NFL career, Bell has rushed for 6,554 yards and 42 touchdowns.