Byron Bell agrees to terms with Packers

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Veteran offensive lineman Byron Bell is signing with the Packers, posting the news on Instagram.

He recently worked out for the Jets.

Bell, 29, spent four seasons in Carolina, one in Tennessee, and last season, he was in Dallas. He has seen action in 90 games with 74 career starts.

Bell mostly has played right tackle but also has experience at left tackle and left guard.

He started the fewest games of his career last season, replacing injured left tackle Tyron Smith in two games. Bell also relieved Chaz Green, who initially started in place of Smith, in a loss to the Falcons after defensive end Adrian Clayborn recorded the first five of his six sacks on the day.

15 responses to “Byron Bell agrees to terms with Packers

  1. They have a huge need at RT as Buluga won’t be ready to start the year and really can’t be counted on much anyways.

  2. Gute continues to build that roster depth. Bulaga will be ready for season, but will not be practicing to start training camp so Byron Bell, Spriggs, and Kyle Murphy will get some time at RT.

    Good signing today👍

  3. The line was a catastrophe last year. Rodgers had an 8.5 sack%, which tied his career high as a starter.

    That can’t go on, moving forward.

    Murphy and Spriggs have to play, and play well. Risky, given what they’ve shown so far.

  4. “If this guy survives on the 53 man roster it would be a very bad sign. Please re-sign Jahri Evans”

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    One, Byron is a tackle and was signed for depth at the tackle position.

    As far as Jahri who plays guard, he is average at best and is going to retire if the Packers don’t sign him. Justin McCray is the front runner to be the right guard. James Campen has been raving about McCray lately “This kid just keeps impressing. I think you only saw the tip of the iceberg of what Justin will be” When McCray has played RT(Bulaga injuries) or guard for the Packers he has looked much more solid than Jahri.

    Campen was also high on Lane Taylor when the Pack let Josh Sitton go. That turned out to be a great move that a few clueless fans were upset about at the time. Cole Madison will also be depth at RG.

    Signing Byron Bell for depth at tackle is in no way a very “bad” sign of anything. Depth is always good.

  5. James Campen has been raving about McCray lately “This kid just keeps impressing. I think you only saw the tip of the iceberg of what Justin will be” When McCray has played RT(Bulaga injuries) or guard for the Packers he has looked much more solid than Jahri.

    Campen was also high on Lane Taylor when the Pack let Josh Sitton go. That turned out to be a great move that a few clueless fans were upset about at the time. Cole Madison will also be depth at RG.
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    I don’t think PFF is the end-all be-all… BUT

    Jahri Evans – #30 G
    Lane Taylor – #34 G

    … Josh Sitton – #5 G

  6. “I don’t think PFF is the end all be all”

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    Anyone that actually knows football and watches every snap of Green Bay’s offense knows Sitton was declining and Lane Taylor has been very strong at LG. There is not one person who isn’t a troll or a Packer hater that would say replacing Sitton with a younger Taylor wasn’t a good move.

  7. Rodney MCCray is a decent run-blocker and may be a good fit at Guard. But I watched him play right tackle and he was awful out there. Guys were running by him.

    Evans being average. I will take average, average can be worked around. I believe Bell is sub-par and therefore hope he doesn’t make the opening roster….. but I do agree the more big bodies that start camp the better.

  8. I have not seen Bell play enough to form a full opinion on him. I will let you know after I watch some training camp practices. I try to get to at least 2 practices during camp.

    With Bulaga not playing in pre-season games we will also get a chance to see Bell play against the opposing defenses starters some. That will be another good gauge. By late August we will have a better idea about Bell. For now I trust Gute saw enough to sign him and Gutekunst has given me no reason to doubt him to date.

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