Bell Adds O-Line Depth for the Packers
Green Bay Packers have made another small signing just like they did last week. They are adding former Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Byron Bell to the team to help out with their depth issues at the lineman position. Bell can play right tackle and also played a bit of a guard as well during his time with the Packers. He started two games last season for Dallas, and the results were not pretty from the right tackle position. As long as he’s not Bryan Bulaga’s replacement if Bulaga cannot go to start the year, Packers are in good shape.
The research on Bell is not pretty. He had some struggles in Carolina where he started his career, and Dallas did not exactly have the best one-year experience. You may remember the Dallas-Atlanta game where he came in as Adrian Clayborn had seven sacks. He’s not a great tackle by any means, but this is still a type of move you like to see from Brian Gutekunst. He knew the offensive line depth is still an issue, and he continues to add to the roster with actual veterans instead of hoping undrafted rookies or second-year players can get the job done. That’s what you like to see.
Let’s all say a little prayer that Bell isn’t Bulaga’s replacement. I don’t believe he’s going to be, but if he is, we will worry for Aaron Rodgers’ safety from the right side.