Rams to have an open competition at left guard

The Rams had the worst offensive line in the league in terms of total sacks allowed last season. Both tackles, Jason Smith and Rodger Saffold struggled mightily through injuries and their replacements were any better. Meanwhile, left guard Jacob Bell was awful, as was center Jason Brown. The Rams cut Jason Brown and signed a new center, Scott Wells of the Green Bay Packers, one of...
Via The Football Fan Spot
May 22, 2012  |  Discuss

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 SI.com 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...
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May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

With Junior Seau in mind, Jacob Bell could blaze a path

One week after NFL legend Junior Seau took his own life, the first significant and tangible ripple has been felt from that explosive event: An NFL player has retired at least partially due to concerns regarding the risks of head trauma. Bengals guard Jacob Bell announced this week he's walking away from the game at the age of 31, and when he explained his decision to Jim Thomas...
Via This Given Sunday
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...
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May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Junior Seau’s Suicide Was a Watched Pot Never Boils

Bengals lineman Jacob Bell cited Junior Seau’s suicide as one of the reasons for his abrupt retirement, which the eight-year veteran announced yesterday. Bell described Seau’s suicide as the “cherry on top” for his decision, which we’re thinking just might be a poor choice of idiom. We imagine he meant either “final nail in the coffin” or “the straw that broke the...
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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

Jacob Bell retires

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May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals guard Jacob Bell retires

Veteran offensive guard Jacob Bell has decided to retire after signing a one-year contract earlier this spring with the Cincinnati Bengals, and the team has placed him on the reserve/retired list. The Bengals drafted Wisconsin offensive guard Kevin Zeitler in the first round.
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May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

This Roster Is Stacked: Offensive Line

As the old adage says, the game of football is won in the trenches. And in the past few years, as the Bengals have improved their drafts, they have done a better job of selecting those trench warriors who move earth and make the skill players we like look good. Yesterday I looked through the guys currently on the roster on the defensive line, the pivot point of the team. Today I...
Via WhoDeyFans
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals select Kevin Zeitler, Grade C+

The Cincinnati Bengals already added guards Travelle Wharton and Jacob Bell this offseason, so I’m a little confused by the selection of Kevin Zeitler. Does he even have a spot on the first team offense? On top of that question, Zeitler wasn’t even the top guard on the board. Cordy Glenn is more NFL ready and has more upside than Zeitler. I do think he can develop into a decent...
Via DraftAce
April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals Rapid Fire: Staying Active As Draft Nears

The Cincinnati Bengals have made three more key signings and a trade since last we left you. The free-agent signings included offensive guard Jacob Bell, outside linebacker Manny Lawson and cornerback Terence Newman. The trade sent 2008 first-round draft bust Keith Rivers to the New York Giants in exchange for a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft. * Suddenly, the corner depth...
Via Three-Way Chili
April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals re-sign Dennis Roland, announce Jacob Bell deal

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April 11, 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

Bengals re-sign Dennis Roland

The Cincinnati Bengals have announced the previously-reported one-year contract of offensive guard Jacob Bell and also re-signed offensive tackle Dennis Roland. Bell is a former St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans starter Roland hasn't missed a game for the Bengals over the past three seasons. was an unrestricted free agent whose contract expired after last season.
Via profootball.scout.com
April 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Jacob Bell joins Bengals on one-year deal

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April 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Rams try to patch together offensive line

With three starters from the St. Louis Rams offensive line on injured reserve, no wonder they can't score. Guard Jacob Bell went on IR this week, joining tackles Rodger Saffold and Jason Smith. The replacements haven't made much difference. The Rams (2-10) gained just 157 yards in last week's 26-0 loss at San Francisco. In the 24-7 defeat to Seattle last month, the...
Via Fox Sports
December 10, 2011  |  Discuss

Rams claim QB Clemens off waivers

The St. Louis Rams claimed quarterback Kellen Clemens off waivers Wednesday and placed starting offensive guard Jacob Bell on injured reserve.
Via Miami Herald
December 07, 2011  |  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...
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December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Rams' offensive line takes another hit

The Rams' offensive line will be reshuffled again because of an injury to the medial collateral ligament of guard Jacob Bell's right knee. Bell suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 26
Via STLtoday.com
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

Rams QB Feeley has fractured thumb

St. Louis Rams backup quarterback A.J. Feeley has a small fracture in his right thumb, leaving his availability in doubt for next Monday's game at Seattle. Starter Sam Bradford's status is iffy, too. Offensive guard Jacob Bell has an even more significant injury from Sunday's loss at San Francisco with an ligament tear to his right knee. Coach Steve Spagnuolo says Bell...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2011  |  Discuss
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