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RB Mike Bell expects to make Eagles debut Friday

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PHILADELPHIA (AP)

Running back Mike Bell expects to make his Eagles debut Friday after battling calf and hamstring problems for most of training camp.

Philadelphia signed Bell to a one-year, $1.7 million deal as a restricted free agent from the Super Bowl champion Saints, envisioning him as the perfect complement to LeSean McCoy. Bell rushed for 654 yards and scored five touchdowns last season.

Coach Andy Reid described him as a ''very powerful, strong, physical runner.''

''He's got good feet and vision, and catches the ball well, so those are the things that fit into this offense well, and in this day and age in the National Football League you need two or three of those guys, running backs,'' Reid said.

The Eagles won't get back tight end Cornelius Ingram for their third preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Ingram spent his rookie season on injured reserve and is still battling knee problems.

He was scheduled to have an MRI Wednesday. Ingram is penciled in as the No. 2 tight end behind Brent Celek.

Rookie Clay Harbor has filled in as Celek's backup, but Reid still wants to see Ingram, maybe in the final preseason game next Thursday against the New York Jets.

Tagged: Cornelius Ingram, Eagles, Mike Bell

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