The wait to see what tackle Demetress Bell (yes, Demetress; more on that in a minute) is over, now that he and the Eagles agreed to a five-year contract Wednesday morning. The Cardinals were among a handful of teams who had visited with Bell and were seeking his employ. The Eagles, however, lost starting stud tackle Jason Peters to a major Achilles injury last week and became both desperate and needy. I noted at the time it might have been the best thing that happened to Bell and now he ended up indeed signing with Philly (although many in Philly want to see the terms of the deal. It would seem logical that the Eagles will easily be able to get out of the contract after one season, since you’d think they expect Peters back at full strength by 2013.)
The Cards, meanwhile, move on. They still have options (I’ll have a post about it later) for the offensive line.
As for Bell’s name, it turns out it was never “Demetrius” but just misspelled that way. For some reason Bell and/or his representatives never made a point to fix that. The announcement with the Eagles apparently gave Bell the opening to let everyone know it was spelled “Demetress.” Odd.
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