Phillies new star Bryce Harper wants Le’Veon Bell in town, too

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

While the Philadelphia Phillies have seen a huge uptick in ticket sales since signing Bryce Harper, the City of Brotherly Love’s newest slugger wants another star to join him in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is trying to recruit the top running back in the upcoming free agent market. 

Harper has been in contact with free agent Le’Veon Bell since his signing on Thursday afternoon. Bell cannot sign until the new league year on March 13th. 

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell running the ball against the Green Bay Packers
Le’Veon Bell running the ball against the Green Bay Packers (Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Eagles have been mentioned as a potential suitor for Bell. The Eagles are in need of a running back, as the team is not expected to re-sign pending free agent Jay Ajayi. 

Bell missed the entire 2018 season after refusing to sign his franchise tag offer. He threw away millions by not signing the tag in order to potentially earn more in free agency. 

When Bell refused to sign his franchise tag with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he and his representative said that the back wanted to be paid like one of the top overall players in the league — and not just as a running back. 

The 27-year-old Reynoldsburg, Ohio native spent five seasons in the NFL with the Steelers. When he last played during the 2017 season, he made 15 starts. 

He had a career-high 321 carries for 1,291 yards and nine touchdowns. He also had 85 receptions for 655 yards and two touchdowns. 

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