The offseason for the Philadelphia Eagles in March was quiet, calm, and everything was going well. Until news that Pro Bowl LT Jason Peters had ruptured his Achilles, that is.
Philadelphia’s offensive line was set to finally have continuity in 2012, which would have served to strengthen the foundation laid in 2011 . Peters and the rest of the o-line were no small part of what led LeSean McCoy to his record-breaking season.
Thankfully, the Eagles were able to move swiftly and sign Demetress Bell, previously of the Buffalo Bills. This is his second time being brought to a team to replace Peters and for the second time, he is up to the challenge.
Bell is healthy (he only played in 6 games last season due to a shoulder injury), has added muscle to his 6-5, 315 – 320 frame, and reports that he “feels great.”
The Eagles OTAs have been the first opportunity for Bell to work with his teammates and even after only two days, he’s seeing progress.
“Everything is coming together. The more you t...