Kahlil Bell RB GB Nov 13 '12
Jets signed RB Kahlil Bell, formerly of the Bears.
The Bell signing doesn't say much for Steve Slaton, who was passed over in Tuesday's workout. Unlike Bell, Slaton has experience in Tony Sprano's offense. With Bilal Powell nursing a concussion and Joe McKnight battling a high-ankle sprain, Bell could back up Shonn Greene in Week 11.
Kahlil Bell RB GB Oct 15 '12
Bears waived RB Kahlil Bell.
According to the Chicago Tribune's Vaughn McClure, the Bears want a receiver to take Bell's roster spot. Bell played well down the stretch last season, but has been active for just two of Chicago's first six games. With so many teams in need of running backs, it's possible he won't slip through waivers unclaimed.
Kahlil Bell RB GB Sep 15 '12
Bears worked out free agent running back Steve Slaton on Saturday but are leaning towards re-signing Kahlil Bell.
Matt Forte was injured in Week 2 and will likely miss a month or more with a high ankle sprain, so Chicago is on the lookout for some depth behind Michael Bush and Armando Allen. Bell was cut by the Bears at the end of August after, reportedly, refusing to take a pay cut.
Kahlil Bell RB GB Sep 01 '12
Free agent RB Kahlil Bell worked out for the Patriots on Saturday.
The Pats are likely just doing their due diligence, though Bell would be an upgrade on undrafted rookie Brandon Bolden. Bolden made the Pats' initial 53-man roster despite averaging just 3.6 yards on his 36 preseason carries while fumbling twice.
Kahlil Bell RB GB Aug 23 '12
Bears waived Kahlil Bell.
Bell played an important fantasy role down the stretch last season with 116.3 scrimmage yards per in the final three games of the season. Although Bell is well worth a flier for team with a zone-blocking scheme, he lacks explosiveness, has had ball security issues and was described by Football Outsiders' Ben Muth as the "worst chip-blocker I've seen on film."
Kahlil Bell RB GB Apr 25 '12
Bears re-signed RB Kahlil Bell to a one-year, $1.26 million deal.
Tendered at the right of first refusal level, Bell had already signed a waiver to participate in the Bears' offseason program. Bell performed well in Matt Forte's absence last season, notably rushing for 123 yards on Christmas night against the Packers, but was pushed to third on the depth chart when Chicago signed Michael Bush. Barring injury to the Bears' top two backs, Bell won't be a factor in fantasy leagues.
Kahlil Bell RB GB Mar 28 '12
Coach Lovie Smith conceded that the Bears had reservations about using Kahlil Bell as their No. 2 running back due to ball security issues.
For now, Matt Forte is the Bears' starter and Michael Bush is No. 2. "We're concerned," Smith said of Bell. "Kahlil can't fumble the ball that much, as well as he played, especially in that Green Bay game. He put the ball on the ground twice. You can't do that." Bell had three fumbles on 79 carries last year.
Kahlil Bell RB GB Mar 12 '12
Bears tendered a contract to restricted free agent RB Kahlil Bell.
He's being tendered at the $1.26 million level. Bell reportedly turned down a two-year offer that included roughly $500,000 guaranteed. He'll most likely re-sign with the Bears, but could draw interest on the heels of his solid performance in the absence of Matt Forte last season. Bell rushed 68 times for 314 yards after Forte was lost for the year in Week 13, adding 19 catches for 133 yards.