The Le'Veon Bell-to-Patriots rumors can be put to rest.
Two days after being released by the New York Jets, Bell is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Bell reportedly had narrowed down his list to the Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, and Miami Dolphins on Thursday. Schefter reported Wednesday that the Patriots were one of several teams to engage in trade discussions for Bell prior to New York releasing the running back.
In 17 games with the Jets, Bell rushed for 863 yards and three touchdowns. The three-time Pro Bowler signed a four-year, $52.5 million contract prior to the 2019 campaign.
Bell joins a Chiefs backfield that also includes rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Darrel Williams, and Darwin Thompson.
Kansas City plays the Jets in Week 8.