The news of Jason Peters’ Achilles injury has led to a somewhat predictable move from the Eagles.
They will bring Demetrius Bell, one of the top left tackles available in free agency right now, in for a visit this weekend, according to Howard Eskin of WIP Radio in Philadelphia. The Eagles did re-sign King Dunlap on Friday, but they need to increase their options to replace Peters next season.
Bell, a seventh-round pick in 2008, has shown flashes of talent with Buffalo over the last three years, but he’s spent almost as much time injured as he has on the field. He’s visiting with Pennsylvania’s other team on Friday and will then cross the state unless he winds up signing with the Steelers. Bell has also drawn interest from the Packers, Redskins and Cardinals since free agency opened this month.
Marcus McNeill, who topped Silva’s list of the 10 best available free agents, is the other left tackle with a quality resume currently unemployed, but he’s got even more serious health concerns than Bell. After that it is slim pickings for a team with a very serious need at the position.