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Money was a factor in Jacob Bell retiring

Christian Petersen/Getty Images After retiring from the NFL last week, former offensive lineman Jacob Bell told Peter King of that he wants to educate players on the dangers of  football when it comes to head trauma and concussions. “My big goal is to help educate players,” Bell told me this weekend. “Information about head trauma and concussions from all of the studies...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Career a Life Choice for Jacob Bell, Other Players

Jacob Bell decided he’d had enough. Despite being just 31 years old and having signed a free agent contract to play for the Cincinnati Bengals, just miles south of his alma mater, Miami University, Bell decided to walk away. As Bell told the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Joe Reedy, “Everyone has his price.” Bell had already been contemplating his future. When he heard of the suicide...
Via CJ Sports NFL Talk
May 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengal, Jacob Bell Retires At 31

31 year old offensive lineman, Jacob Bell, has announced his retirement citing Junior Seau’s death as a contributing factor. Bell recently signed a 1 year deal with the Bengals. Bell stated Seau’s death was the “cherry on top”. “There were a lot of factors that went into it for me,” Bell, who recently signed a [...]
Via Los That Sports Blog
May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Jacob Bell reitires before the game makes him get out

(Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Jacob Bell, the nine year veteran out of the Miami of Ohio has called it quits today. This two months after signing with the Cincinnati Bengals. But with the former linebacker Junior Seau’s death happening just a week ago, many around the league have had their concerns about the game and what it can do after leaving it. Bell’s decision was one that...
Via Down and Distance
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals Bell abruptly retires 'on own terms'

The Cincinnati Bengals placed offensive guard Jacob Bell on the reserve/retired list Wednesday. The 31-year-old cited long-term health considerations and said he didn't want to get to jeopardize "true health for money." Bell played eight NFL seasons -- four with Tennessee and four with St. Louis -- before signing with Cincinnati as an unrestricted free agent April...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Bell wanted to 'get out' while he could

On the heels of his unexpected retirement from the NFL at age 31, offensive lineman Jacob Bell said his decision was based at least partly on concerns about the toll that more football would take on his body. Bell, who spent the past four years with the St. Louis Rams, told the Post-Dispatch he is in good health but decided he wanted to "get out before the game makes me get...
Via Fox Sports
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals guard Jacob Bell walks away from football

Newly acquired Cincinnati Bengals guard Jacob Bell, an eight year veteran of the NFL, has decided to call it quits. The Bengals signed the offensive lineman on April 12th, but Bell has opted to walk away from the sport he loves. “There were a lot of factors and discussions with my family and myself and I think it was the right decision to be made,” he said. Bell arrived in...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals sign G free agent Jacob Bell

The Bengals today signed G Jacob Bell, an unrestricted free agent who has been a starter for St. Louis the last four years and was a starter for Tennessee prior to his Rams tenure. Also today, the Bengals re-signed OT Dennis Roland, who has played in every Cincinnati game the last three seasons. Roland became a UFA when his Bengals contract expired on March 13. Bell (6-5, 304; Miami...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Rams G Bell Could Miss The Season

It’s Monday, which means it’s time for the weekly “who’s out for the season” report. On this week’s list is offensive guard Jacob Bell, who suffered what’s being called a Grade 2 MCL sprain. Bell is expected to miss 4 weeks, and if my math is … [visit site to read more]Rams G Bell Could Miss The Season - Ramblin' Fan - Ramblin' Fan - A St. Louis Rams Fan Site...
Via Ramblin' Fan
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

The St. Louis Rams likely lose Jacob Bell for the rest of the year

The St. Louis Rams have likely lost 30-year old LG Jacob Bell for the rest of the year due to a Grade 2 MCL sprain.  He played in 12 games (all starts) for the Rams this year.  He has now played in 54 games (all starts) in his first four years with the Rams.  32-year old Tony Wragge will likely replace Bell in the starting lineup.  Wragge has played in 11 games (4 starts) for...
Via Rams Locker
December 05, 2011  |  Discuss
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