Mike Bell Offered Deal From Philadelphia Eagles, Saints Unlikely to Match

March 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

According to Adam Caplan of Scout.com, the Eagles have put in an offer sheet for restricted free agent Mike Bell to the tune of one-year, $1.7 million with $500,000 in guaranteed money.
There are also incentives in the deal that could push it over $2 million. It's a modest deal, but the Saints are unlikely to want to match it. They already have Pierre Thomas, Reggie Bush, and a young guy by the name of Lynell Hamilton whom they really seem to like and want on the field.
They might be willing to match the $1.7 million base salary, but with nearly one-third of the salary guaranteed, the Saints have probably already decided they aren't going to match that.
As we reported earlier , Bell would immediately become LeSean McCoy's primary backup and Leonard Weaver will be used as a more traditional fullback. He'll still be a target out of the backfield, but his carries will be limited with Bell's expected arrival.
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