Eagles Sign OT Demetress Bell To 5-Year Deal

The Philadelphia Eagles signed Buffalo Bills free agent offensive tackle Demetress Bell to a five-year deal on Wednesday, as first reported by Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. On top of signing a new contract, Bell also used the occasion to announce a change in the spelling of his first name, which was previously listed as Demetrius.

Philadelphia was in the market for an offensive tackle after losing Jason Peters to a ruptured Achilles tendon in his right foot. The injury means Peters will miss significant time to start the year, and potentially the entire season. Bell gives the Eagles some insurance at left tackle in Peters' absence.

Bell was limited by injuries, and played in just seven games for the Bills last season as their left tackle. He did start all 16 games in 2010.

A new name and a new contract, not a bad day for Demetress Bell.

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