Eagles Reportedly Sign Demetrius Bell to 5-Year Deal

According to a tweet by @EaglesInsider and report by USAToday, the Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly signed left tackle Demetrius Bell to a five-year deal. The amount of money still hasn’t been released.

Bell only played 7 games in 2011-2012 due to injury with the Buffalo Bills. He is 6’5″ and 300 pounds, a decent build for a starting left tackle, but the former seventh-round pick still hasn’t refined his game. He has the talent to adequately replace injured Pro-Bowler Jason Peters, but will need help from offensive line coach Howard Mudd.

The fact that he signed a five-year deal sends a signal to the Eagles community that the team is pessimistic about Peters’ future play. However, signing such an injury risk to a five-year contract seems somewhat excessive seeing that the Eagles have a Pro-Bowler coming back as soon as early December.

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Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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