Veteran guard Jacob Bell has retired from the NFL, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to PFT.
Per the source, Bell simply lost the desire to play. He has earned plenty of money over the years, and he decided that the time had come to pursue other interests.
Bell, 31, signed with the Bengals on April 6, after four years with the Rams. He spent four seasons before that with the Titans.
The news explains Cincinnati’s decision to claim guard Chris Riley on waivers from the Buccaneers. The Bengals also selected guard Kevin Zeitler in the first round of the 2012 draft.