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Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
If you're expecting Mike Bell to be a savior for the New Orleans Saints, think again.
Reggie Bush still hasn't played since knee surgery and there's a possibility veteran Deuce McAllister could be suspended soon for reportedly testing positive for a banned substance in a water pill.
That could leave the Saints with Pierre Thomas and Bell as they try to stay in the playoff race. If you look at Bell's numbers from 2006 -- he ran for 677 yards and eight touchdowns with Denver -- you might get excited.
But get back to reality here. Bell might be able to contribute a bit, but there are reasons why he had only six carries last year, why he couldn't make Houston's roster this preseason and why he was still available in late November.
He's a very ordinary runner and he'll be joining a team that doesn't really run the ball.