Bell is expected to sign with the Packers on Monday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Bell has played his entire five-year career in the NFC North, but was cast away by the Bears after appearing in four games (31 total snaps) in 2016. Signing the 30-year-old is likely just a short-term solution for the Packers, who are hopeful James Starks (knee) will return soon from meniscus surgery to fill the void left by the placement of Eddie Lacy (ankle) on IR. The pending signing does little to help Sunday's backfield situation, however, as the team is expected to lean on natural wideout Ty Montgomery at tailback, with Don Jackson and fullback Aaron Ripkowski in line to serve as complementary options. Bell would provide the team with an alternative option, having amassed over 2,200 yards and 22 touchdowns in his NFL career. Keep in mind the Knile Davis situation when considering adding Bell, however, as the team has shown they have no qualms about cutting bait with a back that's not the right fit, especially given the looming return of Starks.