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Sources — Le’Veon Bell’s $8M injury guarantee a key reason New York Jets released RB – ESPN

The $8 million injury guarantee in Le’Veon Bell’s contract for 2021 was a key reason behind the Jets’ decision to release the RB, league sources tell ESPN.

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One significant reason behind the New York Jets’ decision to release Le’Veon Bell this past week was the $8 million injury guarantee in the running back’s contract for 2021, league sources told ESPN.
Had Bell suffered a long-term injury, the Jets likely would have been on the hook for an additional $8 million in 2021, when they wanted to cut their already pricey losses.
So rather than keeping Bell on their roster up until the Nov. 3 trade deadline, when the Jets might have been able to recoup …

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