The Facts: Before releasing him earlier this week, the Lions gave Bell an opportunity to stay with the team, presumably at a reduced salary. He wasn't interested. "The NFL is a crazy business," Bell told reporters Saturday night. "You never know. The Lions made me an offer. I thought I did what was best for my career. I ended up declining the offer."
Diehards Line: Bell declined to elaborate on how much interest he's received from other teams since his release, but sounded eager to test his value on the open market. He also didn't rule out a return to Detroit. "There's no bad blood between me and the Lions," Bell said. It's safe to say money will be the determining factor in Bell's next destination. If it's Detroit, assume it's because the money elsewhere wasn't great.