Monday, March 15, 2010
Will Eagles be saved by Bell?
By Dan Graziano
In need of a complementary running back to LeSean McCoy, the Philadelphia Eagles will host Saints restricted free-agent Mike Bell on a visit this week, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Saints extended Bell the lowest-possible tender, so the Eagles wouldn't have to give up a draft pick to land him. New Orleans would have the right to match any offer, but I doubt it would do so if Philadelphia signs Bell to a decent offer sheet.
Bell rushed for 654 yards and five touchdowns for the Super Bowl champion Saints. I think Bell would be a better solution than Raiders running back Justin Fargas, who visited the Eagles last week. The Inquirer is reporting that a deal for Fargas is unlikely.
My apologies for the headline.