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Demetress Bell | Tackle | #74

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/3/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 311
College: Northwestern State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 7 (219) / BUF
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Free agent OT Demetress Bell worked out for the Falcons Tuesday.
The Falcons ended up signing OT Jeremy Trueblood. Bell, who was released by the Cowboys at final cuts, was a disaster during his one year as an Eagle last season. ProFootballFocus ranked him 78th among 80 qualifying tackles. Wed, Sep 4, 2013 09:33:00 AM

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Cowboys signed OT Demetress Bell, formerly of the Eagles.

ESPN Dallas reported this move was coming two days ago. Bell, 29, possesses the athletic skill set to be an NFL starter, but struggled mightily in Philadelphia last year. Appearing in nine games with five starts, Bell graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 78 tackle among 80 qualifiers, ahead of only Cardinals turnstile LT D'Anthony Batiste and Chargers UDFA Mike Harris. Ideally, OC Bill Callahan will coach up Bell's talent into a viable swing tackle.
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 01:06:00 PM

ESPN Dallas reports the Cowboys plan to sign free agent OT Demetress Bell.

All that stands between a deal is a physical. Bell would serve as a reserve at both tackle spots, but could theoretically put himself in the starting mix at right tackle if Dallas doesn't like what it sees from Doug Free and Jermey Parnell. Bell flopped spectacularly in Philadelphia last season.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 11:30:00 AM

USA Today's Mike Garafolo reports free agent OT Demetress Bell would be a fallback option for the Ravens if they failed to re-sign Bryant McKinnie.

It's the first we've heard of Bell since his release from the Eagles in early February. Bell was a total dud his lone season in the City of Brotherly Love, playing just 462 snaps while grading out as a bottom-three tackle in Pro Football Focus' ratings. He'd be little more than a reserve in Baltimore.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 12:22:00 PM

Eagles released OT Demetress Bell.

DE/OLB Chris McCoy was signed in a corresponding roster move. Signed to a "five-year, $34.5 million contract" last April, only Bell's $3.25 million 2012 salary was guaranteed. He was due an odious $8.5 million roster bonus this offseason. Soundly defeated by King Dunlap for the Eagles' starting left tackle job last summer, Bell was a healthy scratch in Week 1, and appeared in just nine games thereafter. Bell has made over 30 career starts at left tackle, but consistently struggled. He should garner little, if any, interest as a starter on the open market.
Wed, Feb 6, 2013 03:26:00 PM

Eagles OT Demetress Bell will man left tackle in Todd Herremans' absence, shifting LT King Dunlap to Michael Vick's blindside at right tackle.

Bell got absolutely destroyed at right tackle in Monday night's loss after Herremans departed. It was the first time in his career he lined up on the right side. It's still an unideal arrangement, but will hopefully keep Michael Vick on his feet more often than he was Monday, where he was sacked seven times. To date, Bell has been a total bust since coming over from Buffalo in free agency.
Wed, Nov 7, 2012 03:46:00 PM

Demetress Bell continued to take the first-team left tackle reps Wednesday even though King Dunlap (hamstring) returned to practice.

For now, Dunlap has been "Pipped." Bell has impressed coaches while starting the last two weeks, especially when Michael Vick took just two sacks against the Giants' vaunted pass rushers on Sunday night. It's a rapid ascension for a player that was a healthy scratch in Week 1.
Thu, Oct 4, 2012 08:52:00 AM

Eagles OT Demetress Bell is so buried on the depth chart that he was a healthy scratch for Week 1.

Bell isn't even Philly's swing tackle; late-round rookie Dennis Kelly held that distinction against the Browns. LT King Dunlap and RT Todd Herremans are the starters, although the Eagles might want to rethink that after Michael Vick took 11 quarterback hits in Week 1. They just don't have much faith in Bell.
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 09:42:00 PM

Eagles OT Demetress Bell will play off the bench once again in Friday's third preseason game.

King Dunlap has soundly beaten out Bell for the starting left tackle job. It's a surprise after the Eagles dropped $3.25 million guaranteed on Bell in free agency and tabbed him as Jason Peters' (Achilles') replacement. Bell, due a $8.5 million roster bonus in 2013, will likely be one-and-done in Philly.
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 09:32:00 AM

Eagles coach Andy Reid said Demetress Bell will have to battle King Dunlap for the starting left tackle job.

Jason Peters' season-ending Achilles' tear leaves a massive hole in the Eagles' offense. We fully expect Bell to win the job after the Eagles gave him $3.25 million guaranteed for the 2012 season, but his talent level doesn't compare to Peters'. It's an area of concern for the Eagles going into training camp.
Mon, Jun 11, 2012 04:41:00 PM

Under Eagles OL coach Howard Mudd, LT Demetress Bell explained that he's learning a "completely new" blocking technique from what the Bills taught.

Most offensive line coaches teach the "vertical step," in which a tackle steps backward to cut off the pass rusher. Mudd "abhors" the vertical step, and teaches linemen to "attack." "It's aggressive," Bell said of Mudd's scheme. "It's nothing like I've been taught my first four years in the league. It's totally opposite. ... But I like it. I think it works into my favor, being athletic."
Thu, May 31, 2012 09:35:00 AM

Eagles LT Demetress Bell's five-year, $35 million contract is essentially a one-year, $3.25 million deal, and includes an $8.5 million 2013 roster bonus.

As previously reported, Bell's contract includes no guarantees beyond 2012. He'll receive a $2 million roster bonus and $100,000 workout bonus on top of his $1.15 million 2012 base salary. It's very little guaranteed money for one of the "jewels" of an extremely thin tackle market, and his prohibitive 2013 roster bonus will force the Eagles to make a decision on the final four years of his "five-year deal." It's more likely Bell hits the market again next offseason than plays out the life of his Eagles contract.
Mon, Apr 9, 2012 11:24:00 AM

GM Howie Roseman revealed that the Eagles had interest in LT Demetress Bell even before Jason Peters' ruptured Achilles.

"Every day, I go over our draft board and our free-agent board," said Roseman. "For us, at the top of our free-agent board, is Bell. This is before we know anything about the injury." Roseman concedes that Bell would have done nothing more than "work with the coaches" as a reserve -- which Bell's agent wasn't buying prior to the Peters injury.
Fri, Apr 6, 2012 08:39:00 AM

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, only the first season on new Eagles LT Demetress Bell's "five-year" contract is guaranteed.

Beat writer Jeff McLane reports that the Eagles can get out of Bell's contract without any salary cap hit in 2013. So, in essence, it's a one-year deal the Eagles could opt to "extend" beyond this season if Bell performs well in 2012. Bell is a safe bet to be the Eagles' starting left tackle on Opening Day.
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 03:45:00 PM

Eagles signed OT Demetrius Bell, formerly of the Bills, to a five-year contract.

The Eagles announced the signing, curiously adding that the correct spelling of Bell's name has been "Demetress" all along. Athletic but unreliable due to injury, Karl Malone's son was arguably the best offensive lineman left on the market. Since Bell is insurance for Jason Peters (Achilles surgery), the reported $35 million deal is almost certainly front-loaded, with little money guaranteed beyond 2012. All 30 of Bell's starts the past three years have come at left tackle, so Todd Herremans will likely remain on the right side.
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 11:28:00 AM

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