Running back Tatum Bell, a one-time 1,000-yard rusher who’s nevertheless best known for swiping Rudi Johnson’s bags after the Lions signed Johnson and cut Bell, has plenty of experience in getting released by NFL teams.
But he’d never previously been dumped by a lesser pro football league. Until today.
The UFL has issued its daily transaction report, and the report states that Bell has been cut by the Florida Tuskers.
After leaving the Lions in 2008, Bell returned to the Broncos following an outbreak of tailback injuries. He started three games during Mike Shanahan’s final season as head coach, averaging 5.7 yards per carry, a career high. It’s therefore possible that Bell will hear from Shanahan’s Redskins if the team decides to bounce Larry Johnson and/or Willie Parker.
Which likely would make Bell the first guy cut by a UFL team to land on an NFL roster.