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Top Blake Bell News

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Chiefs' Blake Bell: Injures hip

    Bell (hip) was carted off during Saturday's preseason contest against the Bears and is questionable to return, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.

    The backup tight end was pushing to be involved more in the offense after consecutive seasons under 400 offensive snaps. Noah Gray and Jody Fortson should see more playing time in Bell's absence.

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  • Chiefs' Blake Bell: Remains in Kansas City

    Bell signed a one-year contract with Kansas City on Thursday.

    Bell appeared in 16 games for the Chiefs last year and secured nine of 13 targets for 87 yards while rushing four times for 10 yards. He's unlikely to play a significant role in the team's offense as long as Travis Kelce remains healthy.

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  • Chiefs' Blake Bell: Closes out 2021 on quiet note

    Bell was not targeted on his 21 offensive snaps in the regular-season finale versus the Broncos.

    The Belldozer compiled just nine total catches for 87 yards on 13 targets during the 2021 season and has just two seasons total with double-digit receptions. The veteran tight end still hasn't caught a touchdown pass in his career and enters the offseason set to become an unrestricted free agent following a one-year deal. With Noah Gray developing behind Travis Kelce, Bell may be ticketed for a spot elsewhere in 2022.

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  • Chiefs' Blake Bell: Four touches in Week 17

    Bell hauled in all of his three targets for 35 yards and rushed once for a pair of yards in Sunday's game against the Bengals.

    Bell's rush came in the form of a fourth-down trick play in which he motioned under center and took what was essentially a quarterback sneak for the first down. Bell has some experience under center from his college days but doesn't figure to be utilized in that capacity very often, rushing just four times all season. He also finished with a season-high three catches in the contest, though the 36 percent offensive snap count aligns with what he's seen all season and would suggest this is most likely an outlier.

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  • Chiefs' Blake Bell: One grab in Week 16

    Bell compiled just one catch for 11 yards on his lone target Sunday versus the Steelers.

    Bell has notched no more than one catch in a game this season and has had more than one target just once. That didn't change even with Travis Kelce (COVID-19 protocols) out for the contest. Noah Gray benefited a little more, but neither tight end factored much into the equation. That is unlikely to change anytime soon, especially if Kelce is part of the mix again moving forward.

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  • Chiefs' Blake Bell: Expected back from COVID list

    Bell is expected to come off the reserve/COVID-19 list in advance of Sunday's game against the Steelers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    While such a move has yet to be confirmed by the team, Bell's Week 16 status is noteworthy, with Kansas City's top tight end Travis Kelce (illness) also on the reserve/COVID-19 list. If Bell is activated for Sunday's contest and Kelce isn't, Bell would be line to share TE work with Noah Gray versus Pittsburgh.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 252 lbs
Birthplace: Wichita, KS
Age: 31
School: Oklahoma
Experience: 8