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Chiefs' Blake Bell: Snaps drop down in Kelce's return
Bell went without a target across 14 snaps on offense in Sunday's 17-9 win over the Jaguars.
Bell logged 25 snaps on offense and cashed in with two catches for 12 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' season-opening loss to the Lions, but as expected, his opportunities took a hit Week 2 with top tight end Travis Kelce (knee) returning to the lineup. The 32-year-old remains the clear third option on the depth chart behind Kelce and Noah Gray.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Blake Bell: Scores in Kelce's absence Thursday
Bell brought in two of three targets for 12 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' 21-20 loss to the Lions on Thursday night.
Bell and Noah Gray filled in for the sidelined Travis Kelce (knee) on Thursday, and the former did his share by recording a four-yard touchdown grab late in the first half to snap a 7-7 tie. The veteran tight end's score marked only his second career trip to the end zone across 101 regular-season games, and if Kelce is healthy enough to suit up for a Week 2 visit to the Jaguars a week from Sunday, Bell should be back to his very minor pass-catching role.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Blake Bell: Re-signs with Chiefs
Bell and the Chiefs agreed to a one-year contract Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Bell will return to Kansas City for a fourth straight season with the team in 2023. As a backup option behind Travis Kelce at tight end, Bell appeared in three games in 2022, reeling in two catches for 20 yards and a score. With the departures of JuJu Smith-Schuster and Mecole Hardman at wide receiver this offseason, it's possible that Bell could be asked to step into a larger role next season.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Blake Bell: Small involvement late in 2022
Bell caught his only target for three yards during the Week 18 victory versus the Raiders.
Bell spent most of the 2022 campaign on injured reserve due to a hip flexor injury that required surgery. He didn't rejoin the action until Week 16 and played minimal offensive snaps over the final three weeks. Despite that, the veteran backup tight end compiled a pair of catches for 20 yards and his first career touchdown. Bell is late enough in his career that he's clearly not going to turn into a significant receiving threat, so he can be left on waiver wires everywhere heading into 2023. Bell is also a free agent heading into next season, so he'll aim to find a home somewhere as a backup again.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Blake Bell: Activated from injured reserve
The Chiefs activated Bell (hip) from injured reserve Friday.
Bell, who's yet to play this year while rehabbing from hip surgery, was designated to return from injured reserve Tuesday and has been added to the active roster Friday. He's on track to make his season debut Saturday against the Seahawks, but fantasy mangers are still encouraged to confirm his status ahead of kickoff. If he's indeed available, he'll likely assume the backup role behind Travis Kelce and Noah Gray that was previously held by Jody Fortson, who's been placed on injured reserve with an elbow injury.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Blake Bell: Could suit up Week 16
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Thursday that he feels "pretty good" that Bell (hip) will be activated from IR ahead of Saturday's game against the Seahawks, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
Bell was placed on IR after undergoing surgery to address a hip flexor injury in late August. The 31-year-old was designated to return from injured reserve Tuesday, and it appears he could be ready to suit up again at the earliest possible opportunity Week 16. Bell caught nine passes for 87 yards over 16 regular-season games last season, With Jody Fortson (elbow) already ruled out against Seattle, Bell could immediately step back in as the Chiefs' No. 3 tight end behind Travis Kelce and Noah Gray.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Blake Bell: Designated to return from IR
The Chiefs designated Bell (hip) to return from injured reserve Tuesday, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.
Bell practiced Tuesday for the first time this season, which begins a 21-day window for him to be added to the active roster. It's unclear if he'll suit up in Week 16, but if he's available, he could help replace the potential absence of Jody Fortson, who's unlikely to play against the Seahawks due to an elbow injury, per head coach Andy Reid, Sweeney reports.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Blake Bell: Return timeline still unclear
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Bell (hip) is close to a return but added the tight end could also be sidelined for a couple more weeks, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
Bell began the campaign on IR following surgery to repair a hip flexor injury he suffered in late August and has remained sidelined since. While Reid's comments about the tight end being close to a return are encouraging, the head coach had a similar sentiment ahead of Kansas City's Week 8 bye, but Bell still remains on IR to start Week 9. It sounds like the Chiefs expect the tight end to return this season, but they don't appear to be in any rush to get him back on the active roster.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Blake Bell: Nearing return
Bell (hip) could return after the team's Week 8 bye, according to head coach Andy Reid, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
Bell was placed on IR on Sept. 5 after undergoing surgery to repair a hip flexor injury he suffered in late August. A timetable for his return was previously unknown, but he's already surpassed the minimum four-week stay on injured reserve. So, as soon as he's feeling healthy enough to get back on the field, he'll be eligible.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Blake Bell: Placed on injured reserve
The Chiefs placed Bell (hip) on injured reserve Monday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.
Bell underwent surgery to address a hip flexor injury in late August and doesn't yet have a timetable for return, but he'll be forced to miss at least the first four weeks of the regular season. Once the 2015 fourth-rounder is back to full health, he's expected to serve as depth at tight end behind Travis Kelce.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Blake Bell: Expected to start season on IR
Bell (hip) is expected to make the Chiefs' initial 53-man roster then be placed on IR, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.
Bell's placement on IR won't be season-ending due to him making Kansas City's initial 53-man roster, but he will be required to miss at least the first four games of the season once the move is made official. Once healthy, Bell is expected to handle an important depth role behind Travis Kelce.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Blake Bell: Dealing with hip flexor
Bell is without a timeline to return from surgery to address a hip flexor injury, ESPN.com reports.
Bell suffered the injury in the Chiefs' preseason opener, which ultimately led to him undergoing surgery. Head coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that it's an "unusual" injury, and Reid added that he doesn't expect to see Bell on the field in the near future. The tight end could end up on injured reserve next week, a move that Reid did not rule out.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Blake Bell: Undergoes hip procedure
Bell recently underwent surgery to address a hip flexor injury, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.
While a timetable for Bell's return hasn't been outlined, it seems likely he'll miss regular-season action. In his absence, Noah Gray and Jody Fortson are next up for tight end reps behind the team's clear-cut top option at the position, Travis Kelce.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Blake Bell: Remains sidelined with hip flexor
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Bell (hip) didn't practice Monday, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.
Bell was carted off the field during Saturday's preseason contest due to the hip flexor injury, but the severity of the issue remains unclear. In his absence, Noah Gray and Jody Fortson are candidates for increased roles behind Travis Kelce.... See More ... See Less
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