Bears Sign RB Joique Bell
SEP 28, 4:01a ET | Mike Flannery/FanSided via Bear Goggles On
Rotowire: Oct 2 / 5:19p ET
News: Bell carried three times for six yards Sunday against the Lions.
Impact: After being signed earlier in the week to give the Bears backfield depth, Bell saw time on the field when Jordan Howard briefly had to leave with a minor injury. Bell will likely continue to see a few carries per game until either Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) or Jeremy Langford (ankle) returns to action.
Rotowire: Sep 27 / 11:17a ET
News: Bell is signing with the Bears on Tuesday, GQ's Rand Getlin reports.
Impact: With Jeremy Langford (ankle) facing an extended absence and Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) potentially also unavailable, the Bears will turn to a player who is familiar to NFC North fans. Bell spent the first four years of his career with Detroit, serving as the team's lead back for much of 2013 and 2014, though he mostly worked in a part-time role in 2012 and 2015. Given Chicago's injury woes, Bell could have an immediate role in the backfield, though he's unlikely to leapfrog rookie Jordan Howard. This isn't too much of a concern for the rookie's owners, as Bell is 30 years old and will have to learn a new playbook.
StatsLLC: Sep 27 / 12:00a ET
News: The Bears signed Bell on Tuesday.
Impact: Bell played in 68 games, notching 2,235 yards on 561 attempts with 22 rushing touchdowns with the Eagles (2010), Colts (2010) and Lions (2012-15). He also has 161 receptions for 1,640 yards and one touchdown.