Philadelphia Eagles
Name  Mike Bell
Born  4/23/1983
Height  6-0
Weight  225
College  Arizona
12/26/2010 11:02:00 PM
Description: Bell led the team with 48 receiving yards on two catches Sunday.
Insight: That's about the most positive thing we've been able to say for Bell since he joined the Browns. (
10/10/2010 11:02:00 AM
Description: Even though Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (rib, questionable) is expected to be a "full go" for Sunday Night against the 49ers, there is belief that RB Mike Bell will see an expanded role. SOURCE: PHILLY.COM
Insight: The 49ers have been solid against the run, so we can't trust McCoy as anything more than a very low-end flex option. Same goes for Bell.
10/4/2010 3:04:00 PM
Description: Barring "some major personnel changes," Eagles RB Mike Bell is expected to take the first-team reps in practice this week with RB LeSean McCoy dealing with a fractured rib. SOURCE: WILMINGTON NEWS JOURNAL
Insight: Bell averaged just 3.5 yards a carry in New Orleans in 2008 and 2009 and has just twelve carries in four games this year. If McCoy is out, Bell gets to go up against a 49ers defense that gave up just 50 yards to Falcons RB Michael Turner Sunday.
9/13/2010 4:01:00 PM
Description: Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports Bell (toe) is dealing with a toe strain.
Insight: Bell's one touch in Week 1 against Green Bay was negated by a hold. It is unknown if this toe issue will cause him to miss practice time this week. (
8/23/2010 9:27:00 AM
Description: The Philadelphia Daily News reports Bell is scheduled to make his preseason debut next Friday against Kansas City.
Insight: Bell has battle some leg injuries during the preseason, to the Eagles have held him out of games to this point. He could serve as a short yardage/goal line back for the Eagles this season. (Rapid
8/16/2010 12:09:00 PM
Description: reports Bell (right calf) suffered a right calf strain on Sunday in his first all-out practice in two weeks.
Insight: Bell had been dealing with a left hamstring issue all preseason. As long as he can get healthy, he should be LeSean McCoy's primary backup this season. (Rapid
8/16/2010 10:22:00 AM
Description: After finally recovering from a left hamstring strain in early training camp, Eagles RB Mike Bell reportedly strained his right calf in his first full-practice day in two weeks Sunday. SOURCE: PHILLY.COM
Insight: The Eagles are counting on Bell to be LeSean McCoy's primary backup, but he can't stay healthy. Even though they aren't major injuries, Bell has had a history of getting dinged up in the past. Eldra Buckley, Charles Scott and Martell Mallet have been getting more reps while Bell sits.
6/1/2010 3:31:00 PM
Description: Les Bowen of reports, via Twitter, that Bell (hamstring) returned to practice on Tuesday.
Insight: Bell tweaked his hamstring last week, but it does not appear to be a major issue now. (
5/25/2010 2:17:00 PM
Description: Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports Bell has a strained hamstring and will miss a couple days.
Insight: This injury is not expected to effect Bell long-term. (
3/25/2010 1:38:00 PM
Description: The Philadelphia Daily News reports that Eagles' head coach Andy Reid said Bell reminds him of former Eagles' RB Correll Buckhalter, at least from a skill-set perspective.
Insight: Bell is likely to serve as the Eagles' short yardage specialist, which would limit LeSean McCoy's fantasy value. (
3/23/2010 11:39:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports, via Twitter, that the Saints have chosen not to match the one-year, $1.7 million offer sheet the Eagles signed Bell to.
Insight: Bell will likely become a short yardage and goalline back for the Eagles, which puts a ceiling on LeSean McCoy's fantasy value for 2010. (
3/19/2010 12:18:00 PM
Description: reports the Eagles put a no-trade clause in Bell's offer sheet, which is expected to keep the Saints from matching.
Insight: The Saints may not be matching the offer anyway, with or without the no-trade clause. Bell is almost certainly to become an Eagle next week. (
3/16/2010 11:38:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports, via Twitter, that the Eagles have signed Bell to a $1.7 million offer sheet with $500,000 guaranteed.
Insight: The Saints now have seven days to match, which they may choose not to do with the low tender they attached to Bell. He would like take over as the Eagles' goal line back. (
3/15/2010 8:58:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports, via Twitter, that Bell will visit the Eagles on Tuesday.
Insight: Bell could be a fit as a short-yardage specialist in Philadelphia, and a complement to LeSean McCoy. (SportsBuff.com0
3/11/2010 2:43:00 PM
Description: Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, citing a team source, reports a deal with Bell is "unlikely."
Insight: The Eagles are looking for back to complement LeSean McCoy, and may have their sights set higher than Bell at this point. (
3/8/2010 10:13:00 AM
Description: The Seattle Post Intelligencer reports Bell will meet with the Seahawks this week.
Insight: The Saints can match any offer Bell receives since he is a restricted free agent, but they may choose to let him go since they have alot of RB depth. (
3/6/2010 6:51:00 PM
Description: The Cleveland Browns have expressed some interest in Mike Bell.
Insight: Bell could actually make a serious impact in the Browns backfield. They're not convinced that Jerome Harrison will be able to carry the load. (
12/18/2009 9:58:00 AM
Description: According to the New Orleans Times Picayune, Bell (knee) practiced in full on Thursday.
Insight: Bell was inactive for Week 14, and had been struggling prior to that. The Saints have a three-man committee in the backfield once again if Bell returns this week, as appears likely. That situation limits the fantasy value of all involved. (
12/17/2009 11:25:00 AM
Description: According to the New Orleans Times Picayune, Bell (knee) practiced fully on Wednesday.
Insight: Bell looks likely to return for Saturday's game against Dallas, which makes the Saints' running back rotation a three-man cluster once again. (
12/7/2009 10:27:00 AM
Description: Bell had 16 carries for 34 yards in the Saints' win over the Redskins on Sunday.
Insight: Bell led the team in carries, but did not find much room to run against a tough Washington run defense. If he's not scoring touchdowns, he is not a good fantasy option most weeks. (SportsBuff.com0