Originally written April 04, 2012 on Eagles Addict:
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Larry French/Getty Images Obviously with Jason Peters out of the fold for 2012 the Philadelphia Eagles were fortunate to land Demetrius Bell today.  It’s being reported that the Eagles have signed him to a five-year deal. It’s important to get out of the way immediately that Bell is not truly a replacement for Jason Peters.  Peters was the best left tackle in football last year and Bell doesn’t even approach his level of talent or dominance. That being said, this was a big signing that can’t really be overlooked based on the difference in ability. Signing Bell is big in a few ways.  The first is that Bell is a legitimate, experienced starting left tackle in the NFL.  He suffered from collarbone, ankle and knee injuries last year, but he has started 30 games in his career. Bringing on a player with his experience will help make the transition more seamless. The second positive to draw from his signing is that he comes to the team with a full offseason to work with offensive line coac...
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