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Eagles dump Demetress Bell

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Last year, after Eagles left tackle Jason Peters suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon, the “break glass in case of emergency option” was Demetress Bell.

And now the bell has tolled for Demetress.  The Eagles announced on Wednesday that the former Bills starter has been released.

It’s no surprise.  With a $1 million base salary and an $8.5 million roster bonus due in 2013, this was a contract that was going to be honored only if Bell had played like Peters.

Bell didn’t.  He appeared in nine games with five starts in his only season with the Eagles.  He instantly becomes an unrestricted free agent.

The Eagles filled the roster spot by signing defensive end/linebacker Chris McCoy.  And it will be difficult to know how McCoy fits into the team’s new defense since it doesn’t have, you know, a defensive coordinator.

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16 Responses to “Eagles dump Demetress Bell”
  1. scutzi128 says: Feb 6, 2013 3:57 PM

    This guy might have been the worst lineman to have started in the NFL last year. I saw him numerous times either completely wiff on a guy or fall down on his own…pathetic. you know you are bad when you are benched for King Dunlap

  2. phillycheez says: Feb 6, 2013 4:00 PM

    Still no DC in Philly yet? This is getting to be a little concerning.

    Bell really did not look good at all for the Eagles. He could have had a big payday with a solid performance. Oh well…

  3. acgorski says: Feb 6, 2013 4:04 PM

    Demetrius?

  4. mhalt99 says: Feb 6, 2013 4:09 PM

    McCoy was a Canadian football player the last few years……not a knock to Bell, but I love when these small school hard working guys go somewhere like Canada or Arena, work their tail off and finally get a shot in the league. Not enough of it. Hope he ends up as a stud pick up for the Eagles or whoever he finally ends up with.

    Moss said he was the best WR of all time, would probably laugh if you compared him to MccCoy…..difference between him and say the best WR and one of the best football player of all time, Jerry Rice is JR would say he has more in common with McCoy than he does Moss

  5. The Shoeman says: Feb 6, 2013 4:14 PM

    Good . . . Very Good News !

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 6, 2013 4:23 PM

    Bell is given his liberty.

  7. bbillsfan01 says: Feb 6, 2013 4:25 PM

    Who’s the bigger loser? Bell for thinking he was actually good or the Eagles for taking him? Same can be said for Peters. Only smart move Buffalo made was not making a move on these two

  8. kingdm8 says: Feb 6, 2013 4:41 PM

    scutzi128 says:Feb 6, 2013 3:57 PM

    This guy might have been the worst lineman to have started in the NFL last year. I saw him numerous times either completely wiff on a guy or fall down on his own…pathetic. you know you are bad when you are benched for King Dunlap
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    I believe he was bad. But, the worst? Did you watch a Cardinals game this season? I sat through 16 of them. De’anthony Batiste, hands down, was the worst starting lineman in the NFL. Dude should change his name to De’Turnstyle.

  9. seabreezes51 says: Feb 6, 2013 4:51 PM

    Nope… It is Demetress…
    And he was truly horrible. As an offensive lineman he might make a good backfield greeter.

  10. upperdecker19 says: Feb 6, 2013 4:53 PM

    Please take Nnamdi with you!

  11. schmitty2 says: Feb 6, 2013 5:17 PM

    If you want to see a defining game on Bell’s inability to block, go watch highlights of the game on Monday night against the Saints

  12. catquick says: Feb 6, 2013 8:16 PM

    I seem to recall all the Eagles faithful mocking and cajoling the Bills for letting Bell go. Worked out OK or us. You still got a hole to fill.

  13. sanchock says: Feb 6, 2013 9:12 PM

    If you’re not aware the story of him being Karl Malone’s son and how he was totally abandoned by the guy, does make you want to root for the guy

    http://www.crossingbroad.com/2012/04/the-newest-eagle-was-fathered-by-karl-malone-who-wants-nothing-to-do-with-his-son.html

  14. mojosmagic says: Feb 6, 2013 10:12 PM

    One of the worst tackles I have ever seen and the fact this guy was able to start for the Bills shows you why they suck. The so called hole will be filled by All Pro Jason Peters.

  15. phillyphannn83 says: Feb 7, 2013 4:59 AM

    Don’t worry, McCoy won’t make the team. Seventh rd pick who couldn’t get past a practice squad spot with 3 NFL teams before settling for a mediocre performance in the CFL. I really don’t see the point in signing him. I know there’s absolutely no risk involved but realistically he doesn’t stand a chance to make the team. Makes me think Howie’s trying to copy the Pats.

  16. oldbyrd says: Feb 8, 2013 5:04 AM

    Another reach..Won’t make the squad. Take it to the bank. I sure hope Howie does better than this. I have absolutely no FAITH in Rosen.

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