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Redskins hosted free agent tackle Demetrius Bell on Friday

Demetrius Bell Pic AP

The Redskins have signed a lot of wide receivers and defensive backs in free agency, but they haven’t paid much attention to perhaps their greatest weakness, the offensive line.

According to Chris Russell of ESPN 980 Washington, the Redskins did host free agent offensive tackle Demetrius Bell on Friday.

Bell’s career has been riddled with injuries, but he’s a gifted tackle with long-term starting potential. Bell goes 6-foot-5, 307 and is athletic for his size. He will only be 28 years old when the season starts.

The league must not thing especially highly of him, though. Bell’s only other known visit was with the offensive line-needy Arizona Cardinals, and they signed Adam Snyder instead.

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14 Responses to “Redskins hosted free agent tackle Demetrius Bell on Friday”
  1. catquick says: Mar 16, 2012 9:44 PM

    As a Bills fan, I can tell you I always liked Bell, and would like him to return. He is injury prone, but more importantly for him, Chris Hairston is about to cement the starting position at LT. The Bills line was stellar last year(FJ was NFL rush leader til hurt, Fitz was a top 10 QB til his recievers went down and his rib injury took over). If healthy, he’s a really good player.

  2. marvsleezy says: Mar 16, 2012 9:48 PM

    He’s the mail mans illegitimate child. Feel bad for him, good kid. Bills want him back at right $$$

  3. mrslay1 says: Mar 16, 2012 9:58 PM

    Is anyone suprised? They will draft Griffin, he will run for his life and get injured after 3 or 4 games and then they will say wait till next year.

  4. blackqbwhiterb says: Mar 16, 2012 10:00 PM

    Well, since we traded away the picks again, they’d better look at somebody…….

    If they get him for cheap and not a long time, like they did earlier today with Cedric Griffin, what’s the harm? If it works, extend him after this season….Since they gave away the top picks this year, next year, and the year after that…….sheeesh, this RG3 better be good….

  5. sweetride07 says: Mar 16, 2012 10:42 PM

    Now the offensive line is our greatest weakness? I thought it was QB? Or WR? Or DB? I guess we’ve addressed those so now it’s the next “greatest weakness”? Haters, haters everywhere.

    Great moves all around so far. Now comes a key free agent or two on the OL and more youth with the remaining draft picks — OL, WR and the secondary. This team is getting it together, folks. Stop the hating.

  6. sweetride07 says: Mar 16, 2012 10:45 PM

    blackqbwhiterb: It was net 3 picks out of the next 21, dude. Get over it. We got 12 last year who are all on the roster and many of whom are contributing and there will always be teams who want to trade back if we want to get back into the first or second rounds.

  7. The Overtime Sports Talk Show says: Mar 17, 2012 7:25 AM

    The Skins have always won with a bunch of no named guys and guys no other team wanted. i.e. Riggo, Jets said he was done, hmmm Superbowl MVP, Doug Williams hmmmm Superbowl MVP. Put some young hungry playmakers together, draft a few guys in the lower rounds who will be looking to prove teams wrong and the Redskins will be a better team..”HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!!”

  8. mrslay1 says: Mar 17, 2012 10:32 AM

    I can barely remember the Joe Gibbs days. When other than that have they ever won?

  9. dcbronco says: Mar 17, 2012 10:34 AM

    The line has been bad. But it has also been good. The running game got really good towards the end of the year. And some of the sacks can be attributed to the Qbs.

  10. The Overtime Sports Talk Show says: Mar 17, 2012 11:36 AM

    @mrslay1 – the Redskins have recorded a few winning seasons since 1992 (last time they won the Superbowl)

    1999 (NFC champions)

    2005 (playoff appearance) Job Gibbs

    2007 (playoff appearance) Joe Gibbs

  11. cmfischer says: Mar 17, 2012 7:26 PM

    “I can barely remember the Joe Gibbs days. When other than that have they ever won?”

    George Allen says hello.

  12. catquick says: Mar 17, 2012 11:44 PM

    So does Vince Lombardi

  13. rebel2650 says: Mar 18, 2012 7:08 PM

    If Bell stays healthy, he’s a tough guy to get around! I’ve seen him play, and he has the potential to be a “Beast!”
    And blackqbwhiterb, this game is played in color! Get over it dude!

  14. The Overtime Sports Talk Show says: Jun 7, 2012 1:52 PM

    They won a couple of playoff games and an NFC East Title.

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