Tampa Bay Buccaneers to place Leonard Fournette on injured reserve list; expected to sign Le’Veon Bell

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are “likely” placing running back Leonard Fournette on the injured reserve list, ending his regular season.  The Bucs are also signing running back Le’Veon Bell pending a physical, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

Fournette suffered a hamstring injury this past weekend, but he’s expected to make a return for the playoffs. The addition of Bell is to fill the hole that the Fournette is leaving behind; his regular season will end with 812 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on the ground. He also caught 69 passes for 454 receiving yards and two scores. B

Bell has only appeared in five games this season when he was with the Ravens; Baltimore released Bell in November. The three-time Pro Bowler tallied 83 rushing yards and two touchdowns in his five appearances so far in 2021.

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