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Eagles have interest in Le'Veon Bell, Steelers open to trading him for Earl Thomas

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by LoneGranger, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2016
    I thought of this discussion as soon as I saw that Ajayi is done for the season. The Eagles are struggling and they just lost their leading rusher. Maybe this is an opportunity to get them to overpay for a season of renting Bell.
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  2. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

    Nov 17, 2011
    I doubt they offer much. They just won a superbowl pressure is off. They might just let a young guy attempt the job.
  3. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2011
    They were interested in Bell before Ajayi went down. They are reeling and perfect for giving us some picks for the rap giant.
  4. Steelers4Lyfe

    Steelers4Lyfe Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    The Eagles just cleared a bunch of cap space by restructuring Fletcher Cox but Schefter said that the Eagles have never and do not expect to pursue a trade for Bell.

    Very weird timing with what has happened to them today. If not for Bell, why would they restructure someone now? They have to be making a trade for someone.
  5. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2016
    Winning a Super Bowl may take some pressure off the players, but it puts pressure on the front office and coach to maintain the success.
  6. biggbunch68


    Apr 26, 2012
    I dont put alot of stock in Schefter's reports, Wasnt he just reporting a few weeks ago the Eagles was interisted in trading for Bell and a deal was likely to get done by the trade deadline.
  7. FootballAnalyst98

    FootballAnalyst98 Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2018
    I see him going to philly. Would actually be a good fit for him and would elevate their offense.
  8. Steelers4Lyfe

    Steelers4Lyfe Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    I just don’t see how a trade gets done unless the Steelers are completely blown away. If the deal is only for a late 2nd/3rd, I think it’s just better to keep Bell for the 8 games and get the comp pick later on.
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  9. DukeDukeDaDaDa

    DukeDukeDaDaDa Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Can we at least get him out of the state? :hmm:
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  10. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    That makes no sense, Thomas is on IR and will be a free agent in 2019. Thomas isn't eligible to be traded anyway, he can't pass a physical :shrug:.
  11. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 16, 2011
    He only reported that they were interested. Schefter is legit, IMO.

    I'd be very happy with a 2nd. A late 2nd is a lot better than a comp 3rd which is all the way at the bottom of the round.
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  12. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2014
  13. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

    Apr 21, 2016
    Eagles are now inquiring about David Johnson from the Cardinals.

    Unlike Bell though, David already has a contract extension (38.1 million over these next three years).

    That being said, I still would not rule Bell out entirely.
  14. Jim90

    Jim90 Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    He was being sarcastic
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  15. FootballAnalyst98

    FootballAnalyst98 Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2018
    I don't either. And teams won budge on a guy they know they can more than likely get for free in the offseason.
  16. uncblue012

    uncblue012 Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2017
    Wow. The Eagles would be good with Bell but Johnson is a near-perfect fit for their offense.
  17. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

    Nov 4, 2011
    We’re not assured of getting any comp pick for Bell in 2020. We may want to add a piece or two via free agency to complete our defense, and free agent signings offset free agent losses in the NFL’s comp pick formula. Planning for a comp pick for Bell would tie our hands in free agency this upcoming offseason.

    Because of that, I’d take a 2019 4th rounder, cap space to carry over to next year, and freedom to sign FAs without worrying about how it would affect our 2020 comp picks rather than hope for a 2020 end of 3rd round comp pick. Cut the cord.
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  18. pjgruden


    Oct 16, 2011
    Okay, if the Eagles trade for D. Johnson maybe the Steelers can work out a trade with Steelers west. Bell for Patrick Peterson has a nice ring to it (and would never happen in a million years).
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  19. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2014
    bell is staying with us lol. he will stutter step into unemployment
  20. Steelers4Lyfe

    Steelers4Lyfe Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    I’m not sure where this David Johnson talk is coming from. Did Arizona say he was open to be traded?

    If not, there is no way they will. He’s one of their lone young bright spots on their team and someone to build around with Rosen. I see no scenario that they would get rid of him.
  21. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2017
    Nobody wants Bell & his baggage. Too many better long-term options.
  22. Ender


    Apr 5, 2014
    This would make me sooooooo happy.
  23. MojaveDesertPghFan


    Oct 19, 2011
    Probably time that the OP changed the name of this thread since neither part of the title have any reality basis at this time. Certainly worthy of continuing the discussion but not under the original premise. OK, just call me Rainman. ;)
  24. winggin

    winggin Well-Blitzed Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Bell will go to Philly. Philly is just putting up smoke screen to drive his asking price down. I read somewhere they are working a trade with Buffalo for Shady. They are trying to defend the title not play for a draft pick. I like what Elvis said, cut the cord get what we can. The 3rd round comp pick is not guaranteed.
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  25. Clive From PIT

    Clive From PIT

    Dec 14, 2015
    Mojave Desert Downer.

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