The Eagles have landed a possible replacement for injured left tackle Jason Peters and it’s probably not the guy you were expecting.
Well, not exactly the guy you were expecting. The team announced that they have signed Demetress Bell to a five-year deal on Wednesday. Until the point of his signing, you probably knew him as Demetrius Bell, but it seems that he is celebrating his arrival in the City of Brotherly Love by changing the spelling of his first name.
“Demetress is a guy we’ve followed since he joined the league,” general manager Howie Roseman said in a statement from the team. “He’s a big, athletic left tackle and he has quite a few games of experience under his belt with Buffalo. He’ll excel with our style of play on the offensive line.”
Bell took several visits around the league since the start of free agency, but the Eagles quickly became the frontrunner for his services when news of Peters’ Achilles injury broke over the weekend. The key now will be for Bell to stay healthy and make good on the flashes of talent he’s shown with the Bills over the past few years.