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Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Saints let RB Bell walk away

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The New Orleans Saints let running back Mike Bell walk away Tuesday night. The Saints decided not to match the $1.75 million offer for one season from the Philadelphia Eagles to the restricted free agent. The Saints won't receive any compensation.

Not exactly a huge surprise, even though Bell was an important part of the rotation last year. With Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush also in the rotation, and the emergence of Lynell Hamilton late last year, the Saints have plenty of depth at running back.

Hamilton would be the logical choice to take over Bell’s role as the bigger back, but the Saints also could look to add more depth through the draft.