Eagles Meeting with Saints RB Mike Bell

March 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Could Mike Bell be the answer behind LeSean McCoy?

With an obvious need for a backup to running back LeSean McCoy, the Philadelphia Eagles will bring in Saints' restricted free agent Mike Bell. The Saints opted to only put a "right of first refusal" tender on Bell, which means they're not going to fight very hard to keep him.

Bell isn't a superstar, and may not be better than incumbent backup Eldra Buckley , but his addition certainly can't hurt the Eagles. At the very least, Bell would add starting-caliber depth behind McCoy.

He played well for the Saints in '09, but seemed to wear down as the season went on. He is clearly nothing more than a five-to-eight carries-per-game type of guy. He can also catch the ball out of the backfield, but hasn't been given the chance to do it over the past three years.

Losing his starting spot in Denver and playing with a receiving threat like Reggie Bush in New Orleans will result in limited opportunities in th...

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