The Eagles have agreed to a five-year contract with left tackle Demetress Bell, hoping the former Bills lineman can replace injured All-Pro Jason Peters. Bell, 6-foot-5 and 311 pounds, started 30 games in four seasons in Buffalo. The deal was announced Wednesday.|||||||
A seventh-round pick in 2008, Bell replaced Peters after he was traded to Philadelphia. Peters, who went to his fifth Pro Bowl in January, ruptured his right Achilles tendon last week and had surgery on Tuesday. It's uncertain whether he'll return in 2012. Bell was limited to just six games last year because of a shoulder injury.
Bell missed Sunday's game against Tennessee because of a right shoulder injury that isn't healing as quickly as expected.|||||||
Chris Hairston started for Bell.
Buffalo Bills starting left tackle Demetrius Bell left practice early Sunday after straining his shoulder.|||||||
Bills coach Chan Gailey says the injury will likely keep Bell out for a few days.
Bell missed practice due to a knee injury, leaving his status uncertain for the winless team's game at Kansas City on Sunday.|||||||
Coach Chan Gailey spoke only before practice Wednesday, and didn't provide any details on Bell when discussing the team's injured players. It's unclear if Bell was hurt in a 37-34 overtime loss at Baltimore on Sunday, or whether it's related to the right knee injury that ended the player's season in December.
Bell was placed on injured reserve Friday.|||||||
Bell had missed the last three games because of a knee injury. He played in eight games after opening the year as a first-time starter following Buffalo's release of veteran Langston Walker a week before the season-opening loss at New England.