The Green Bay Packers have reportedly signed former Chicago Bears and New York Jets running back Kahlil Bell, according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. Bell hasn’t played a down this season, after spending time with the Bears and Jets over the past two seasons.
Bell had his best game as a pro against the Packers on Christmas Day, 2011 when he rushed for over 120 yards in a Bears loss to Green Bay.
Bell’s signing means the Packers will need to make a corresponding roster move to make room for Bell. Neither Bell’s signing nor any indication of what the next move will be have been announced by the Packers.
One scenario would have the Packers sending a current injured player to injured-reserve. Among the possibilities are center Evan Dietrich-Smith, receiver Randall Cobb, offensive lineman J.C. Tretter or quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
The move to sign Bell became necessary when the Packers placed rookie running back Johnathan Franklin on season-ending injured reserve after he suffered a neck injury against the Minnesota Vikings in week 12.——————
Jason Perone is an independent sports blogger writing about the Packers on AllGreenBayPackers.comFollow Jason Perone: