Le'Veon Bell Appears To Express Regret: NFL World Reacts

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After confirming that he would not play football this year to focus on boxing,

Le'Veon Bell reflected on his NFL career on Wednesday in a lengthy Instagram post that felt like a farewell letter.

Bell said he is "blessed and fortunate" to be playing in the NFL,

But he also suggested that if they did it again, they might have made different decisions.

The NFL has worked out a great deal for me, and I have truly appreciated every single year of my NFL journey," Bell wrote.

"Obviously, I (we, whoever) wish things had played out differently in 2018.

Like if I had a time machine to go back to 2018, it would be very little for a lot of reasons, but I don't... all I can do is,

All we can do is keep moving on with life."

After five sensational years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bale refused to play under the franchise tag and was ruled out of the 2018 season.

He then signed with the New York Jets as a free agent the following offseason.

While Bell did not clarify how he would change the course of those events,

Steelers fans took it as an acknowledgment that they should have suited up in 2018.

And probably stay with the team even after his contract year.

Bell has never been the same outside of Pittsburgh.

After averaging 129.0 yards from scrimmage per game with the Steelers,

He offered just 54.3 yards per competition for four different teams over the past three seasons.

Looks like the 30-year-old is done with football, at least for now.

As he prepares for his first boxing fight against fellow All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson on July 30.

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