KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid declined to engage in a war of words with running back Le’Veon Bell, saying, “I’ll be drawing for him in the future.”
“I really enjoyed my time with him here,” said Reid on Thursday as the Chiefs finished their off-season training. “I appreciated the way he handled things and did his business. He’s had some productive downs for us. But I’ll be drawing for him in the future. That’s how I roll. People say things. They say Things he does best. “
Bell, who joined the Chiefs last season but played little, recently posted on Instagram that he would retire before playing for Reid again. He later stated on his Twitter account that his feelings came from a comment Reid made to him, although he did not elaborate on it.
Bell’s contract expired at the end of last season and he has yet to sign with another team.
Bell, 29, played nine games with the Chiefs, starting two, charging for 254 yards and two touchdowns on 63 carries. His role waned towards the end of the campaign and he did not play in the AFC Championship Game or Super Bowl LV.
Bell started last season with the New York Jets as a three-time pro bowler. He appeared in only two games with New York, with 19 carries for 74 yards.