by Justin Adkins:
The Eagles have announced the official signing of running back Joique Bell.
To make room on the roster, the Eagles released veteran wide receiver Hank Baskett. The move isn’t much of a surprise considering so far this year Baskett has played primarily on special teams and failed to register a single catch.
Bell, out of Division II Wayne State, had previously been on the Buffalo Bills practice squad. At 5’11, 220 lbs, he has good size and runs hard, though he lacks top speed.
In four preseason games, Bell carried the ball 27 times for 152 yards .
Per the rules for signing players from other teams’ practice squads, the player must be signed at least 6 days prior to the signing team’s next game, and the signed player must remain on the signing team’s active roster for a minimum of 3 weeks.
Bell rushed for 2,084 rushing yards while at Wayne State, establishing himself as the school’s all-time leading rusher. In 2009, Bell won the Harlon Hill award, given to the top football player in Division II.
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