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The Ring of the "Bell" began to go faint in NOLA. *updates on bell offer will be posted here*

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; It's pretty much what we have Pierre Thomas locked into next year. I doubt they match, but I have been wrong before. Just not often....

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Old 03-16-2010, 05:19 PM   #21
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Re: The Ring of the "Bell" began to go faint in NOLA.

It's pretty much what we have Pierre Thomas locked into next year. I doubt they match, but I have been wrong before. Just not often.
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:22 PM   #22
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Re: Bell Signs with Eagles? - No Announcement made yet

Filed to ESPN: Saints restricted free-agent RB will sign a one-year, $1.7 million offer sheet with Eagles, according to agent Josh Luchs.
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:24 PM   #23
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Re: Bell Signs with Eagles? - No Announcement made yet

The Saints could always tell the Eagles, look we are going to match that offer if you don't give up a 7th round draft pick. That's how I would play it. It's only a one year deal.
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:26 PM   #24
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Re: Bell Signs with Eagles? - No Announcement made yet

I like Bell, but I always thought his size (or lack therof) didn't match his style of running. Just seems like he runs like a pounder but doesn't have the bulk to protect himself from that kinda constant contact.

I could be wrong, but I don't think I'd bring him back at 1.7 per. I think he's the kind of player that spends a lot of time rehabbing.
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:30 PM   #25
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Re: Bell Signs with Eagles? - No Announcement made yet

Like I said, I don't think the Saints will match, but they should at least TRY to bluff the Eagles into thinking they will match and try to get a 7th rounder out of them. Loomis and Payton have shown what they can do with late round draft picks.
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:52 PM   #26
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Re: Bell Signs with Eagles? - No Announcement made yet

Originally Posted by Saintswrath View Post
Horrible scenario for us, we would look like A-holes to other players in the league and newcomers low-ballin our players after they were directly responsible for us getting Rings..

... emote much?

Bell did well as a role player in the best offense in the NFL. I like Bell, I like the way he runs, but he's not going to make or break the Saints, either on the field, or in the Saints' ability to sign future players.
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:52 PM   #27
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Re: Bell Signs with Eagles? - No Announcement made yet

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Well that blows balls!

We could still match it.
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:57 PM   #28
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Eagles present Bell with an offer.. Saints have a week to match the deal or lose him

New Orleans Saints restricted free agent tailback Mike Bell agreed to the terms of an offer sheet with the Philadelphia Eagles, his agent Josh Luchs confirmed. If the Saints want to keep him, they have seven days to match the deal.

It's a one-year deal worth $1.7 million with $500,000 guaranteed, according to a league source. The Saints had offered Bell a one-year qualifying offer worth $1.176 million with no guaranteed money.

New Orleans Saints restricted free agent tailback Mike Bell gets offer sheet from Philadelphia Eagles | - NOLA.com
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:29 PM   #29
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Re: The Ring of the "Bell" began to go faint in NOLA. *updates on bell offer will be posted here*

Let him go, the Saints can find a suitable replacement. I like Bell but he is injured just a bit too much.
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:34 PM   #30
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Re: The Ring of the "Bell" began to go faint in NOLA. *updates on bell offer will be posted here*

Honestly I haven't had many issues with what we have done so far(or the lack therein) but this one troubles me a bit. I think for the money he is a good off the bench back. Did Westbrook sign anywhere yet?
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