Report: 49ers Interested in Trading for Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell

There’s now a new team who’s jumped into the mix for Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell. After being made available for trade, it seems the San Francisco 49ers want in on the Bell sweepstakes.

As CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora revealed, the 49ers have made an “exploratory call” to the Steelers about Bell.

“Nothing has advanced beyond a preliminary stage and San Francisco’s interest is likely mitigated by the season-ending injury to quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo,” La Canfora wrote. The trade deadline is about a month away, and the “Steelers are not in any rush to deal Bell,” according to La Canfora.

While La Canfora states that the interest is “mitigated” due to Garoppolo’s injury, the 49ers are currently locked in a tight game with the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 4.

Source: Heavy Sports