RB Bell signs with defending champion Chiefs

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs added some potential punch to their running game Thursday as veteran back Le’Veon Bell has signed a deal to join the defending Super Bowl champions.

Bell, who was released by the New York Jets earlier this week, is signing with the Chiefs on a one-year deal, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Bell took to Twitter to express his excitement at the news.

Kansas City, #ChiefsKingdom, thank you for the opportunity 🙏🏾 let’s go! pic.twitter.com/6aEY9GaoA7

— Le’Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) October 15, 2020

The Chiefs, who also took to Twitter to welcome Bell to Kansas City, play the Jets in Week 8.

Bell will have to go through five days of COVID-19 testing before he can join the Chiefs, per league protocols, so he won’t be available to play on Monday, when the Chiefs visit the Bills.

Bell had narrowed his choices to the Chiefs, Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported earlier Thursday.

The 4-1 Chiefs are 13th in the league in rushing at 119 yards per game and 10th at 4.5 yards per carry. But most of their best work in the running game

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